These 2 boys could not be any more different and perhaps that is why they get along so well. They are only 2 years apart and have been each other's silent companion and playmate since Jamie was born. I assume some of it is luck and some of it is how our family works. I grew up with 2 sisters and it was not an option for us to not get along. We were close in age and were taught to love and respect one another. Of course, there were squabbles but it was not tolerated if we crossed the line and became mean or hurtful. We have tried to implement the same rules in our house and it seems to have worked.
Camden has always been a great big brother. His sense of loyalty is one of his greatest assets and I assume will always be. And Jamie's kind and patient nature makes him Camden's perfect match. I could write a long post about how Jamie has handled having an older brother with Autism and how it has made him an understanding and strong little boy. It is no surprise that in school, his teachers usually seat him next to the children that have special needs ... Jamie is happy to help others and advocate for them.
And so it is no surprise that when danger calls, Camden has his side kick right beside him. Jamie did have other ideas for his Halloween costume this year, but after Camden asked him to be his sidekick Robin, Jamie could not refuse.
Having children is such a blessing. Watching them grow into great people who love each other and stand beside each other when they need it most is just about the greatest thing I have ever experienced as a mother.