Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Above the welcome mat


Good to be here
Richmond Hill, ON, April 2010
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As a parent, you always hope your kids find a way to click with your siblings' kids. It doesn't always happen, of course, but when it does it's a joy to watch them interact with each other. Our kids are a bit older than our nephews, so whenever they see them, it's a fascinating opportunity to see them play the role of big cousins. They look up to our kids, hang on their every word, talk about them after they're gone.

It heartens me that our kids have made the connection. This is their family. So when we pulled up to their house and found this sign on the front door, I had to smile.

Sweetness.

Your turn: Who matters most to your kids? Why?

12 comments:

Scented Sweetpeas said...

It is magical when families get on so well isn't it. Our children get on with their nephews and I can't wait for my sis to have children at some point.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

All 3 of mine have that bond, my son is 9 years younger than the oldest and 6 years younger than the middle..They've got that innateness for sure... I've noticed they are protective of each other, always willing to listen and if one is having problems they want to help fix it... Blood is definitely thicker than water...

Tabor said...

This is GREAT!

Kristen said...

I love it! My kids are very close to one of my brother's kids. The adore them and look up to them. The older cousins are amazing role models as well so that really helps!

Twain12 said...

that is the cutes welcome

Karen S. said...

There is something about the bond of cousins and once siblings and cousins join forces lookout world strange and wonderful things can happen. (and the bonds as an aunt is nearly like that of a Mom).....why can't we as adults learn to keep this strength long after everyone's childhood years...imagine what the world could be!!!!!!!!!!

Peter said...

Carmi,
Haven't been around for a while, but just had to say how inspiring your photography is - and I remember how kind you were about some of my shots. Recently got a new camera and am having fun with that. Hope you have a good holiday season.

Pat Tillett said...

that's awesome! It must have made your day.

lakeviewer said...

Yes, that sign is precious! My children grew up in isolation, without extended family around. Now, all grown up and with homes of their own, they have expended their lives with in-laws and have learned that large families are lucky families.

becca said...

i must say that my son and his cousins do well together but then they were raised together as i was the family babysitter. for the longest time my son and his older cousin thought they were brothers because they did everything together but soon realized they weren't. glad tohear the kids did well together

Shawn said...

That's great. I also like the "and dog".

Chibi Janine said...

Thats so sweet the way they welcomed them love the and Dog comment Dogs are family to :).

Sadley my little lad has not had much to do with my hubs sisters children maybe when he is older we will make the long train journey to visit them.