Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Same Team & #iPPP

"Good luck today," JT said and then gave Lucy a hug before we left for their basketball games last Sunday.

It's been a long, cold, snowy winter.  Even though we've been enjoying the outdoors as often as possible, there has been a lot of time cooped up inside.  Together.  Lots of togetherness in a not so big house.  Which means there has also been a lot of bickering, picking on each other, wrestling and shouting "get away from me" or "quit touching me."  And that's just Tim and me.  The kids have been pretty annoyed with each other too.  That's why JT wishing Lucy an unprompted good luck was pretty surprising.

I love being surprised by my kids' generosity and kindness to each other.  Because honestly, they can be pretty mean to each other.  Wade told me the other day he didn't want me to clip his finger nails so he could use them to scratch Peyton in a fight.  Um, my 4-year-old is strategizing what weapon works best in a brother fight?!  And he learned it from his big sister?!

They may beat the crap out of each other sometimes, but I truly believe they love each other.  I believe we are a tribe, a team, a family.  They  have each other's backs.  They support each other.  My belief is based on the way they comfort each other.   If one of them gets in trouble for fighting a little too hard or being a little too mean, it never fails the others think we are being too harsh and quickly come to the defense of their sibling.  My belief is based on on the "good lucks" they give each other before a big game. My belief is based on the laughter I hear when I check on them at storytime.

I'd love to tell you that Tim was reading sweet bedtime stories, but that's not the case.  He was cracking the kids up by changing Disney classics like Bambi,  and adding fart jokes and a lot of violence.  The kids were rolling with laughter, all of them, from the 4-year-old to the 12-year-old.

My belief that they really do dig each other is based on the fact that even after what seems like a never-ending winter and being trapped inside together for a million days, they/we still have a great time, most of the time.

This is my jam right now...because just like Lorde says "you know we're on each other's team."

All the pictures in this post were taken on my phone.  Come play with me on Instagram.

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  1. I love this so much. I went into both marriages looking for a teammate, and hope we've created a pretty big one now, too. We're much the same way, with the bickering and fighting and encouraging.

    Those pictures of story time are TOO MUCH. I love their faces!!!

  2. Of course Bambi needs fart jokes :) And yes, this winter has been a killer in so many ways, but I think our little family still (mostly) adores each other, and that's a good thing!

  3. Those loving moments that are made all the sweeter thrown into the mix of bickering. And when coming at life as a team, we all feel stronger.

    I think I can hear the laughter straight out of my screen through those adorable pics! :>

  4. Fighting and laughing together - that's what families are made of. Love these pictures.

  5. I love this! Those pictures are perfect - and your husband wins every storytime EVER.