Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Two Brothers

Settling into a groove now. The days are passing by at a steady clip rather than starts and stops. Weather has moved into the area. Up until now we've enjoyed absolutely stunning, sunny days in the mid '50s to low 60s. Sunday night saw clouds and rain move in with a decided downturn in the weather. It's like Seattle here now.

Nothing new to report on the homefront. My kids' reportcards roll in this week. My oldest seems to be going through the typical early teen phase--all thrust and no vector. He comes home each and every day with a different new thing that's got him all riled up. My second son is the much more focused one. His grades are consistently over 100 and he's never veered from his goal in life...to be an astronaut.

I think about this difference in two brothers who spend so much of their life so close together. Shouldn't they be more alike? They are so different, though, each with their own likes and dislikes, each with their own interests and passions, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. It's really interesting to watch. It's not that I love one more than the other. I guess I see their differences and love that they are so unique and growing up to be individuals, neither one better than the other, just...different.

1 comment:

Rick said...

They look just like you, Steve - can see them lobbing bottle rockets across the street to the Dixons' house just like you.