Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wrestle-cuddle fest

It was about 7 a.m. and the boys had been up for an hour. I was putting shoes away in their room when Jonathan came in, begging to climb into Matthew's crib. As soon as Matthew heard the "squeak-squeak" of his brother's bouncing, he came running and reached up, signaling that he wanted to join his brother.
And so the wrestle-cuddle fest began.
This has become their new ritual, usually after nap time.
They meet in Matthew's crib and throw themselves down on the mattress. They cuddle, they wrestle, they laugh and, if I'm not watching them carefully, they sometimes lie on each other's heads. They also kick each other in the face and step on each other's tummies. All in fun, of course.
But today, there was a new development.
Today, for the first time, Matthew kissed Jonathan.
Right on the cheek.
Twice.
Today, I smiled--inside and out.

4 comments:

jay_say said...

I just love the momment that they finally realize that they are brothers... they are related! I just smiled when I read your last line. I waited such a long time for them to communicate with each other or at least to interact. Now that mine are five, they have a horrible time being separated for periods of time. I try at least once every weekend and they are so happy to see each other when we return.

There's Only One In There, Right? said...

What a sweet story. I can't wait to see my little ones and see how they relate to one another.
Don't you just love those momments?!

Blessed Mommy said...

Love seeing the boys together. I laugh at them when they wrestle, tickle, talk in their language, and even fight. Life is good. Many Blessings.

cat said...

Such a great post! I can not wait for these moments to start.