Julie Lyles Carr: Boy Population

Friday, August 3, 2012

Boy Population

oldest youngest boys

Oldest son and youngest son.

They are so much alike in some ways. And so different.

Oldest son was born into a family with two older sisters. He was our first boy, our only boy for almost six years.

So he was the baby.

And the only.

And then, once 5 of 8 was born, the oldest brother.

He was almost 11 when the twins were born, when his mini-me, 8 of 8,  entered the world.

And he has embraced his role as the oldest of the three boys. He is their mentor, their protector, their instructor, something of a second dad at times (much to their consternation).

Oldest and youngest.

Both so sweet.


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