Jake looks at me after watching the Yingling Three and says, “they wear you out.” The Yingling Three being Jeremy and Caroline’s three little girls, ages 8, 6, and 4. I reminded Jake that he and Will were a such a handful they were nicknamed the “raptors.”
Yet despite the energy level exhibited by either group of siblings, one also gets a lesson in love. Although siblings always seem to be in motion or fighting among each other there is a special bond.
We adults have a lot to learn from watching young children, or in the philosopher’s case not so young. Despite disagreement, differences, arguing, and tantrums there is one dominant theme — a sincere caring for one’s siblings, especially when one of them is in trouble.
Children teach us the true meaning of what brothers and sisters really mean, whether we are related or not. They may wear you out, but they are also a whole lot of fun and full of love. Isn’t that we should treat all of our brothers and sisters on earth?