Siblinghood

When not working my part-time gig as Family Referee, I've been thinking about the nature of siblings. So many competing personalities and needs, all living in the same space and fighting for the same parental time, focus and energy. Sometimes it seems like they are competing for the same oxygen. The arguing, the tattling and the one-upping usually have my head exploding by 5pm.

But today...today they played gently and imaginatively in the backyard. They laughed hysterically at the dinner table. They took turns in the shower without a single grumble, glare or thrown elbow. They shared hugs and whispered "Night-Night" to each other.

So what I want to remember today and forever is simple:

When it is good, it is so good. It is unbelievably good. And it is so much more than I could have wished for them.