Five Minute Friday: Together

Five Minute Friday: Together

That’s right. I haven’t blogged all week. This is called blogging without obligation people. Someday I might feel more responsibility to blog regularly, but that day is not today. It just didn’t happen this week. But here it is–Friday again! Another weekend. Nine days until the half marathon. And I feel like writing for five minutes, joining The Gypsy Mama in writing with abandon–the way I used to put pen to paper just to see what would happen. The prompt today is “Together”.


It’s what I remember as the happiest aspect of my childhood. Being together. Whether it was playing with my oldest brother, making “spices” out of dried oak leaves and putting them in old baby food jars, or later when my little brother and I were together all the time. Inseparable. Best friends. Quoting Back to the Future lines and fighting over what Doc had said when he touched the door of the DeLorean.

And so that’s what I hope my kids will have . . . only better. The shared family experience. The same Mom and Dad. They’re the only ones who “get” each other because they both saw Mom fly off the handle over the little things. Well, I hope they have more to draw them together than that. I hope this fighting with each other is just a stage and they grow up with a camaraderie that becomes respect and love in their adult years. I pray that when they’re in their thirties they still call each other and get their own families together to hang out. And I hope they don’t mind including us once in a while. That being together will still be as sweet as it is now when we’re all four snuggled in our shrinking queen size bed on a Saturday morning. Only in a different way.


Okay, I totally cheated. I don’t know how long that was and I backtracked and corrected myself a bit. Finding it hard to write raw this morning when it’s going right out to the world. Maybe I’ll go practice on paper for a while. Have a great weekend, everybody!

  • Eileen
    Posted at 07:04h, 20 April Reply

    I love the blessing of our siblings. It's a special connection. And your picture is adorable!

  • Alison
    Posted at 07:13h, 20 April Reply

    Thank you, Eileen!

  • redemptionsbeauty
    Posted at 09:30h, 20 April Reply

    I was an only child and take such joy in watching siblings interact. And the fact that you and your brother were such close friends is really a gift. I pray that for my kids too. Nice visiting with you through FMF.

  • Amy
    Posted at 15:35h, 20 April Reply

    I have the same prayer for my kids! I tell them that someday they will grow up and be the best of friends. I get the doubtful, raised eyebrow look. But there are moments that are so sweet that I don't think they even notice I notice. Like brother pulling his sister out of the ocean, because he thinks the waves are coming in too hard and too fast.

    Good luck on your half! 🙂

  • Alison
    Posted at 18:34h, 20 April Reply

    Yes, there's nothing like siblings–they're life-long friends, like it or not! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • Alison
    Posted at 18:35h, 20 April Reply

    Aww, that is sweet! And I see moments like that, too . . . and constantly remind them to be kind to each other so that they can be friends. 🙂

  • Mrs. Kim
    Posted at 10:05h, 21 April Reply

    My four kids are really close too. It brings so much joy to watch them play or listen to them talk to each other. They love the same things and go nuts over the same things. We have the same hopes that they too will be close as they get older.
    Good memories.

  • Alison
    Posted at 21:34h, 21 April Reply

    Thanks for reading, Mrs. Kim. So glad you're enjoying watching your kids interact as well!

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