My first blog post was on January 1, 2005, when the Tall Kid was nine and a half and the Short Kid had just turned four at the end of November. I wanted to a grab a picture from the blog archives but, somewhere during the evolution of blog technology, things changed and the early pictures are all broken boxes. But here’s what my boys looked like when long-time blog readers met them:
Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, this happened last weekend:
I love this picture. The five and a half year age difference has often been a big gap between them but, as the Short Kid transitions toward teenager-hood (*sobs*), they’ve started growing closer as brothers and appreciating each other’s company. I hope they enjoy this summer before everything changes and my greatest wish is that, as men, they find the kind of friendship with each other that my husband and I have with our siblings.