Special Time with Siblings

Cayman all 4 beach readingSiblings play a pretty significant role in our lives – shaping who we are and how we interact with others. I recently went away on holiday with my two sisters and my mom – something we hadn’t done together since we were younger. I had so much fun! There’s something about the camaraderie of family that is very special.

 

 

I see my three sons interacting now as they get older and it makes me very proud of them. There’s a seven-year gap between the youngest two. One of the things I love most is how the older ones have always treated the youngest. They were kind and respectful, shared their toys and clothes, and they never spoiled the magic of Christmas or the truth about the Tooth Fairy for the little one.

stock photo balloon-boyMy favourite moment was when my middle son was eleven years old and had a friend over to play. The youngest was only three at the time. I went downstairs to give the older ones some time without the baby brother, and they were all playing Nintendo together. The youngest had a controller in his hand – and executed a perfect ski jump in the game. I praised him, blown away that he had such excellent co-ordination. My middle son gave me a look – and I realized that the little one’s controller wasn’t plugged in! They had figured out a way to let him have a turn.

Now that my sons are older and two are living away from home, it warms my heart when they get together in the big city for a weekend and spend time together. Makes me feel like I did something right as a parent. And they, too, will cherish the sibling moments as much as me!

What is your favorite sibling memory or tradition? In Perfectly Planned, Chloe has a lot of fun with her five siblings – including her twin! They share happy family celebrations.

PerfectlyPlannedFlat2_850Chloe Keay is on the hunt for the perfect sperm donor, but who knew it would be this hard? So many things to consider in a father – sure height and hair color are important, but what about the real issues. How does he feel about bagpipe music? Does he buy the extended warranty? Skittles or M&Ms? She doesn’t want an average Joe. She’s narrowed it down to two candidates and has the perfect plan to pick the heir and the spare.

Staff Sergeant Rip Logan, head of the elite Tactics and Rescue Unit, has a gut feeling that Chloe Keay is trouble. She’s a sexy little spark plug who radiates innocence, but it doesn’t jibe with her suspicious behavior and probing questions. The fact that he’s attracted irritates him. What exactly is she after? And should he go with his gut or follow his heart?

Planning for love – what could possibly go wrong?