Over the years I know that my children's relationship will change.
I like to think that they'll feel like a team,
part of really special unit of their own.
I actually love the fact
that that team won't be something I'll be a part of,
or even necessarily get to witness,
but something which is theirs to share.
Right now they co-exist a lot of the time
(simply sharing a space and doing their own thing),
absolutely delight in one another some of the time
(giggling together while sharing little moments all their own),
and irritate each other very occasionally too
(getting in each others' way and not knowing when to give the other some space).
I guess those three situations will be the format for their whole lives.
But I also hope that that in amongst the co-existing, the fun and the irritation,
that they will also be true friends.
That they will support one another,
challenge one another,
and look out for one another.
Because that's the gift I hope we've given them
in giving them each other to grow up with.