June 13, 2011 was my boy's first day of class. We were all excited and I wanted to set up a new pace that is totally different from last year that would make them want to go to school. Lucius (the eldest) really hates going to school back then, so I wanted it to be different this year. I want to be involved more in their journey to becoming adults. The start of my involvement begins by waking up as early as 5:30 am (which is something I hate doing) and preparing their clothes, school stuffs, snacks and other school necessities. As I was picking out their clothes, I always want my boys to have similar looking shirts or clothes. This is the reason I always end up buying the same clothe design only in different colors. Its like I'm dressing twins which (for me) happens to be next fun thing to dressing little girls.
While my two boys were already dressed for school, I had to take out my camera and take their picture. I remember my younger years when my dad used to ask me and my brothers to line up close together like cadets in an army and have our pictures taken. I wish I had more pictures of my brothers and I back when we were younger. I only have this copy when I graduated from Pre-school.
After seeing this picture I just had to ask my kids to do the same thing. I was laughing really hard after I took my kid's picture. Just look at Benjam's face up close. You can really tell that he is up to something. My dad describes them as mischievous like Merry and Pippin in The Lord of the Rings.
One of the best things about having siblings is that you have someone to turn to whenever you are happy, sad, angry or just plain emotional. I would never trade my brothers for anything in the world. And I'm sure Benjam, Lucius and Zacky would feel the same way too.