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Siblings matter


Taking off shoes for his lil brother

When they share precious moments

When they bond over similar interests

When they look out for each other

When they have fun together

When they love each other

When they stick up for each other

When they grow up together

I want to stay with you

We were watching a documentary on Channel 8 on a Saturday night.  It was about youths who had graduated from school and what they wanted to do in their lives.  Some wanted to land on good jobs so that they could buy apartments.     Some wanted to pursue their interest in arts.  It was an interesting mix of youths from varied backgrounds and countries.

It stirred Z’s interest and made him think about what life would be like as an adult.  He was worried about how he was going to earn money and how he could possibly buy his own house too.  I feared I might have overloaded my child with too much information on property trends, returns on investment and COE.

He asked in a very serious tone, “Mummy, if I cannot find work in future, can I stay with you?”  It was a very cute moment because he was very serious!  I asked him what his future wife would think because she might not want to stay with us.  Z replied firmly that his future wife would either stay with us or go back to her parents’ house but he would definitely stay with us.

He also informed us that X would stay with us too.  At this juncture, X blabbered and pointed at Z.  I joked that X did not want to stay with us.

Z went, “X, if you don’t want to stay together next time, you will not be able to play with me har!”

I loved how this precious child of ours was so into family and togetherness.

We were really blessed to have such a loving and sensible child, despite stepping on my toes 3 times a day.

The Walker-in-training

X had taken a strong interest in the hand-me-down mothercare walker.

It was made of wood and very sturdy to push along, as compared to the plastic walkers which tended to be too light or too smooth to provide friction against the floor.  We had 1 wooden walker and 4-5 plastic walkers, all were kind gifts from friends during Z’s time.

Last week, X emptied the wooden blocks from the wooden walker and climbed onto it.  Very naturally, Z pushed the walker so that X could enjoy a ride on it.  Z pushed the walker up and down the house, much to X’s delight.  All these were done while I was bathing and Mr H was cooking dinner.

It amused me to no end how the boys could get into an act like this together.

When I asked Z to stop, X actually got pretty upset with Z for stopping!  He wailed and gestured at Z.  When Z resumed, X was at all smiles again.  When Z was too slow, X would complain a little.  When Z went too fast, X would stoop a little and cheered in excitement.

I thought we were really blessed that both kids enjoyed each other’s company and had so much fun together.  May their brotherly love would remain steadfast and last till the end of times.


Insanely sweet brothers


Scenes like this absolutely melts my heart. I had zero idea of how having 2 children would pan out to be. Z was such a generous hearted soul and he loved his little brother X with so much zest.

While there would be times when Z wanted to take something away from X, he would usually ask,”X, kor kor take this ok?” He, of course, assumed agreement on X’s end. X would either be in a daze or nonchalant about it. However, I made it a point to remind Z not to always take things away. X could not retaliate now but that did not mean he would not in future.

X had his demanding times and Z would usually oblige to the point of over giving in. X idolized Z and it was evident in his adoration. He always laughed appreciatively when Z played with him. He definitely was not taking his brother’s attention for granted.

Most of the time, when Z imitated me to tell X off, X would also pause to listen and oblige some times.

They made such a charming and sweet team. We were so blessed to have them and so lucky that they loved each other as much too.