I wasn’t sure if Scorch was going to have a sibling.  The long road we traveled on to have him was full of a lot of disappointment and heartbreak- I honestly wasn’t sure if I had the strength to go that way again.  Plus, Scorch was perfect. How could we improve on that? We had gotten everything we wanted in that one miracle baby- were we tempting fate to try to have another child?  So, we didn’t try.  We didn’t not try, either- but we didn’t actively set out to have another baby, the Bean just happen.

The minute I saw my two babies together I wondered why in the world I thought having two kids was a bad idea.

Now my two babies are 5 and 3 and I wonder a lot of things.

> How can two kids torment each other so much?

> How does the Bean know just what to say to rile Scorch up so quickly?

> How can two kids profess to hate each other one minute and be as thick as thieves the next?

> How does the Bean know just the right thing to say when Scorch is throwing a fit to make him laugh?

> How can Scorch be trying to whack the Bean one second and then agree to play “Daddy” when she wants to play house the next?

These children of mine, they are a mystery to me.  But I don’t ever, ever wonder why I had them.


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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  1. I just posted about my two today as well. Sibling relationships are so fascinating!! I totally respect that you are not into posting lots of photos of your kids, but I did love seeing this one 🙂

  2. *sigh* I know- I really wish I could post more pics on here. But that was the deal I made with the Hubs because of his job. He has some very valid points, but I wish I could cheat more often! My rationale on this pic is that my kids obviously look nothing like this picture any more, so I can get away with it. 😉

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