Our boys have shared everything since birth. The longest they have been apart was when Sutton had hernia surgery at 2 1/2 or the occasional special dates they get to go on with mom and dad. They have always loved the same things…..same sports, had the same friends, same games….everything was shared. They are best friends, which is what we want for them.
Part of the reason they have stayed in the same class at school is for selfish reasons. They only have class parties and parental involvement in class for so long and I don’t want to be put in the position of having to choose or miss memories with them. I’ve never seen a major reason to separate them until this year. They are both incredibly smart and talented. One may excel in an area while the other excels in another.
But for some reason this year just feels like the year of changes. We let them pick which sport they wanted to play (if any) this spring and they chose different sports. Fynn is playing baseball and Sutton is playing soccer. It is an adjustment in little ways but the most challenging part is our schedules just got HECTIC! Add in my photography work and we won’t see much “free time” until June. But they are thrilled and loving it! It was so strange to go watch only ONE kid play a game.
And tonight is the first night they are sleeping in separate rooms! It is time to give them their own space and let them flourish as individuals.
I’m just so thankful I get to be their mama to see the men they grow into!