I can't put in words how appreciative I am for all of your thoughtful and WISE comments on my last post; I was holding on to those thoughts and concerns for a while, and I...well, thank you.
I suppose it was fate that after all my hand-wringing and fretting, I walked past the living room Wednesday morning, just as the snowstorm was beginning to kick into gear, and was lucky enough to spot this:
I have no illusions that they'll have a perfect sibling relationship forever, but I know -- I KNOW -- that this is the picture I'm going to remember, and the one I'm going to annoyingly brandish all up in their grills 10 years from now, when they're at each other's throats.
When I wrote that post, I was so focused on my concerns that I had forgotten to mention something important: that they're each other's biggest fans. So even if (fine, when) J and I aren't The Perfect Parents, seeing them cuddled up like this reminded me that they're there for each other, and that (along with your kind words) helped a huge portion of my worry dissipate.
Have a great weekend, everyone.