One of my greatest joys as a parent is having a front row seat to the
budding relationship between Aiden and Evan. While no sibling
relationship is without "issues," it is abundantly clear that Aiden
adores his baby brother. And it is also quite apparent that Evan is
equally enamored with his big brother. The sounds of them playing
together, genuinely enjoying each other's company, is such a sweet
A couple of weeks ago, Aiden had a particularly rough day when he
learned his best friend would be moving soon. Evan's immediate response
was to comfort his big brother and tell him, "I love you, Aiden." It's
quite possible I melted into a puddle right then and there.
Today was no different. After we got home, Aiden crashed on the couch. Evan immediately grabbed a blanket, climbed upon the couch, and snuggled up next to Aiden, all the while saying, "I'm so sorry, Aiden." Not even 3 years old, and Evan demonstrates such a tender attitude towards others.