I don’t know why, but whenever my kids are playing or sitting together, two words come to my mind: Squad Goals.
At dinner with my friends on Friday night, they asked if Samarah, Isaiah, and Amiya have other biological siblings.
I replied, “Oh yeah. For sure they do.”
Between the three of them, they have six other biological siblings. The hardest part of knowing that? Of the six, there is only one that we will ever have the possibility of contacting and developing a relationship with. For me, even that one is sort of a stretch due to circumstances.
We took the kids to Minneapolis yesterday to watch their cousin play basketball. Samarah and Isaiah did okay for awhile, but then all three of them really just wanted snacks.
As long as there are snacks, their worlds keep on spinning. Totally cool with me – snackers like their mama.
I let Ryan finish watching the game, and I did popcorn with them.
They all wanted to sit at the table side-by-side on the bench, and it was the first time I have seen them all lined up eating together in this way (Maya is finally coming over the not-so-baby-like anymore curve).
I couldn’t resist. I started taking picture after picture and shot some videos that I put on Instagram.
Those two words kept popping up: Squad Goals.
As I scrolled through the popcorn photos and videos, I couldn’t help but think about their other biological siblings.
Will they want to seek them out someday or will they be perfectly okay with the squad they formed and sibling status gained through their own life circumstances and the love of Ryan and me?
Right now, they don’t know any different. They love each other one minute and fight like cats and dogs the next.
Someday they might be curious about those other six, and quite honestly, I wouldn’t blame them. I would, too.
My hope, though, is that they never wish for a better squad because I think they are going to make the best little team ever.
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Previous 101-Day Change Series Posts
- Beginnings are Scary
- Change Pain Point
- Making Sense of Change
- Gratitude Journal
- Love Your Baby Girl
- Little Things Add Up
- House and Home
- Sunday Reflections
- Chocolate Shake
- 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake
- Chaos is a Temporary State
- Thirsty Thursday
- Month One
- The Nudge to Connect
- 11 Favorites from 11 Years in California
- One Box at a Time
- Good Enough is Enough
- There is No Dishwasher
- WWDW Number 8
- Move Initiated
- Sharing My Journey
- Back with the Tribe
- Small Town Grocery Shopping Part One
- January 2018 Catch Up Over Bone Broth
- Patsy Clairmont is My Spirit Animal
- Let There Be Light
- Forgot About Rae
- Coconut Oil Makeup Remover How To
- 9 Ways to Embrace Winter
- Escaping People
- Coming Home
- 105 in 1,095
- 40 Before 40
- When Change Was Coming
- Behavior Correction
- Embracing Motherhood
- Two Things for Lent
- Gluten Free Recipe Roundup Six
- Breakdown to Breakthrough
- 18 Things About Me
- Still Hope
- Month Two
- Pain is Not Weakness Leaving the Body
- Too Much Stuff
- Small Changes
- Can Wait
- Halfway Mark
You will heal. I will help.