If there is one thing that has become obvious to me this summer it’s this fact: Rory is going to miss his big brother when school starts again next month. They have been playing together practically every day since the middle of May, and while things aren’t always peachy between them, they do ultimately get along very well.
We’ve been spending lots of our time during the day playing up in Riley’s room. While you wouldn’t know it from all of the random
crap toys scattered all around the downstairs of our house, Riley’s room contains quite a few things to play with, and Rory loves being up there with his brother.
In fact, things got a little crazy over the weekend up in Riley’s room, with Kenny throwing Riley through the air and onto his bed. I didn’t have my big camera up there with me so some of these shots are unfortunately blurry, but you get the idea. Fun was had.
Rory stood back and watched this happen, but then he wanted to be up on Riley’s bed too. He just wants to be close to his big brother, and he still reserves some of his biggest smiles for him.
The brothers have also been spending a decent amount of time playing together outside. It doesn’t seem to be as extraordinarily hot as summers in Louisiana usually are (but don’t get me wrong; it’s still pretty darn hot down here), so I can tolerate being outside with them for a little while here and there. Of course, playing in puddles just before dinner is preferable.
And turning on the hose always helps. It also doesn’t hurt to have a little brother who
doesn’t really mind can’t do anything about being sprayed in the face. But remember, Riley-bean: payback’s a bitch. Rory could grow up to be bigger then you. Just saying.
Yep, no matter which way you look at it, these two are brothers inside and out.
I’m sure I’ll have to remind them of these days when they’re beating each other up or fighting over the tv or the computer or the phone, but I’m choosing to stay in the moment for now.
Those other days will surely be here way too quickly.