Sibling Day. That’s today. This unofficial holiday swings by every year on April 10th?
In my book, every day should be Sibling Day.
As someone who didn’t grow up with a close sibling relationship – I can’t tell you why….it’s always been a mystery to me, but my younger brother and I just never ‘connected’ (you’d never know it from the photos below). We were close in age, but fought from the time I could remember. Certainly, on some level that’s normal, but we never grew out of it. We are so fundamentally different that you would never suspect we were related….except we look SO MUCH ALIKE. As adults, we try…we really do, and we do love each other, but there is always a bit of distance there.
As a mom, we always want things to be better for our children than they were for us. I don’t want my small people to have that gap. I was always jealous of friends and their closeness to their brothers and sisters.
This is why, I’ve always considered every day to be Sibling Day in our home.
Why Every Day Should Be Sibling Day
Rule #1: From the time they were itty-bitty, we’ve enforced a family rule: Your number one job is to protect your brother or sister. Period. Full Stop. And they do.