Before I start this post I’m knocking on wood big time and keeping my fingers crossed too, just in case.
I know one of the main concerns of parents expecting two children under the age of 2 is whether they will resent each other or not.
We have been so lucky in this regard. While I will say that the first year to two years of raising kids 14 months apart was extremely difficult, it was for different reasons. Kora was never jealous, thankfully. Even when I was ill and in the hospital so often after Logan’s birth, she never showed any signs of acting out or resentment towards me or Logan. We struggled more with the logistics of having two children close in age while I recovered from a major illness and while Tired Dad Dave worked to get his own business off the ground.
As far as Kora & Logan and their relationship goes, they’ve loved each other from the start. As soon as Logan could recognize people he enjoyed watching Kora and her antics for hours on end. It really pushed him to get moving early too. Kora absolutely loved having a doting younger brother and would often stop what she was doing to give him a big hug or kiss.
As the kids have gotten older, I find their relationship incredible. They spend all day together and create the most imaginative games – even with their food at the dinner table. Sometimes when I try to jump in and play with them they look at me like I’m from another planet.
They are temporarily sharing a room because of an air conditioning issue in our house, so bedtime has turned into an extension of playtime. It takes them forever to get to sleep nowadays because they just keep playing. After telling them to go to sleep for the 10th time recently, Tired Dad Dave and I got talking and wondered how they could possibly want to be around each other after spending all day together. I know if I was spent that amount of time with another person every day, I would go crazy!
Kora & Logan do enjoy playing with others too and they love preschool. They are both very excited for school to start again and while I love that they enjoy each other’s company so much, I’m happy they will get more opportunities to play with others too.
So we are in the camp of 2 Under 2 – Best Friends (for now anyway!).