All the Sun For You

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These Two


These boys of ours are something else. One minute, they’re best friends and the next, they’re pounding on each other. And then, once time-outs are started, they won’t let the other one sit alone, because they don’t want the other to be lonely. This is the daily cycle in our house. 


That’s better than dislike-love-dislike, to be sure. But it’s still exhausting!

We’ve had way more happy moments together than angry moments lately, and no matter what the mood, Matthew wants to go nowhere without his brother. “Bryce, do you want to come to school with me?” “Brycie, want a bite of my cookie?” “Bryson, want to lay with me?” It’s ridiculously cute.

And the love and adoration goes both ways. Bryson is lost anywhere without his brother. Parks and play areas are a pass without Matthew and Bryson insists on getting Matthew up to play with him once he’s up in the mornings or after naps. I love watching him walk around the house calling out Matthews name.

They’re best friends.

My SIL told me today that we’ve done a great job making them best friends, but we didn’t do anything special.

We got lucky. That is all!


Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

6 thoughts on “These Two

  1. My sister and I were just like your two boys, the best of friends who spent more time liking each other then disliking each other. I think it is beyond wonderful that your boys are developing this relationship at such a young age! 🙂

  2. So sweet, they will be great friends for life!!!

  3. Yes! My guys are like this too. I love it. It’s so special. Also, you’re boys are cuties!!

  4. How sweet! I could have written this about my two, but I have a feeling the bond between your boys might be just a little closer, or different at least.

  5. We are NOT even close to the best friend stage with Aiden and Callen. They fight, ALOT. They are always taking toys from each other or being rough. Occasionally, they play ok together, but not often. I thought they would be really great playmates, being 2 years apart, but I think their personalities are just different right now and that in time, it may change. I love that your boys are bonding so well, and I have no doubt that will continue!

  6. This is awesome! Reminds me of my little ones…they love each other, but know how to push the other one’s buttons. I think we got lucky too. 🙂

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