Sibling Affection

20121231-125937.jpg It warms a mother’s heart when her children love one another; when they like to spend time together. It’s so nice that they enjoy one another’s company, don’t you think?

20121231-130049.jpg There were times when they were still very young that I wondered. I worried how they felt about one another, and how they would feel as they grew up. Would they grow up wishing to avoid one another? That happens, I hear, and it would have broken my heart if it happened to them.

20121231-130233.jpg It is good to know they have a good relationship – but wait, wait. What is he doing? Where is this going?

20121231-130327.jpg Oh no, no, no! Why is my son – my big gentle son – behaving this way? What has caused this kind of thing? He’s the one that grew up with no toy guns, was never allowed to watch The Three Stooges or the Roadrunner cartoons (which happened to be my favorite) because of the violence. He was the one that had the protective mother, the mother who protested the war and attempted to get signatures on a petition for us to pull out of Vietnam – on the Sunday that veterans were being honored at church. Whoops!

20121231-130639.jpg And now he pours beer on her head? What? Wait! That’s a waste of good beer, don’cha think? What? Oh, you are so right. The beer should not be my priority, should it?

20121231-130744.jpg He laughs! He laughs! I do not believe this! I fear my loving family is disintegrating.

20121231-131022.jpg I do believe in my kids resolving their own problems, dealing with their issues – but! It has reached the point where the mother simply must intervene, must step in to help the abused. Because a mother loves her children, but sometimes some children need tough love. This might be one of those times.

Reality? Absolutely none being demonstrated by these pictures, other than the first ones. Seems some band or musical group put out a request for photos such as these to use in their new video. My two, my Gep and my Kat, seem always willing to step out of the box. Interesting, however, that in this case it was not the Gep who stood out in the freezing weather with no coat, snow falling in his beer-soaked hair (but not real beer, just so you know no harm was done to beer during the filming – colored water was used). It was the younger sister.

I was completely innocent in all of this. All I did was hold the camera, point, focus and shoot.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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12 Responses to Sibling Affection

  1. Lisa says:

    I was just going to ask…why is Kat outside in the snow without a coat!!! And I think YOU are far from innocent in this crime! xoxoxo πŸ™‚


  2. Heather says:

    This series of photos is priceless. I love them all and imagine you had a blast creating the memories. My wish for you, in my almost-nephew words: “…And a Happy Two Years!”


  3. Oh my gosh, I love, Love, LOVE this post. Absolutely cracking up! The “punch” shot with glasses askew is priceless! Happy New Year to you and Yours. May it be filled with health and joy, Joy, JOY!


  4. They are also guilty who stand by and watch … and point cameras! LOL!

    Those pictures are great!! I love the one of poor Kat being ‘punched’! You all did a great job of that. I wonder now, were the photos accepted??


  5. Joanne says:

    This is a fabulous post Carol! Great to see your two “children” hamming it up for the camera! Happy New Year to you all. πŸ™‚


  6. What a cute post and series of pictures, Carol. NIce to finally meet your son, who I know is a fellow blogger in Oman! Happy New Year minus any sibling rivalry… πŸ™‚


  7. Dawn says:

    There’s never a dull moment at your place, that’s for sure! Happy New Year to you and your family…crazies and all….I love your kids…they are so fun! Glad they were able to spend time with you over the holidays!


  8. Karma says:

    Too funny! I love it!!!


  9. Kathy says:

    I could NOT figure out where this was going! Thank goodness it was for a video and not–sniff!–because your babies were fighting. What a good New Year’s laugh! Glad to see the pic of you, too.


  10. Carol, this is hilarious! And so well done! You all always seem to have so much fun! After “happy” and “healthy”, my wish was always that my kids would love each other. Since we lost our mom, my sister Con and I take turns stepping in to be the mom as needed. I know that you understand the comfort I feel knowing that my kids are best friends too, and that they will enjoy and take care of each other always. Ya done good, Carol! Best wishes to you all!


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