5 Life Lessons Baby Brothers Teach Us

Once upon a time I was a single child, the world was my oyster! For four glorious years I was the center of my family’s universe. When my baby brother was born, I was thrilled to have a new toy to play with, but I was surprised to find out that brothers come with a list of responsibilities and sacrifices. I had to share my room with him, check his homework, protect him from bullies and take blame for his actions. But I would do it all over again, because I got to see him grow up into the most awesome human being.

I recently photographed a family at Crispus Attucks Park in Washington DC. They had two most adorable little boys and their interactions reminded me of the life lessons I learned from my baby brother when he first arrived in this world.

  1. Baby brothers teach us to fight for our toys…

Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

…but we also quickly learn that sharing is caring and playing together is more fun!

Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

2) Mom gives my baby brother lots of love and kisses…

Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

…but I have a special place in her heart and nothing will ever change that!

Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

3) My baby brother crawls…

Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

…while I roll. We may be in different stages in life, but we will always find a way to relate to one another.

Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

4) We both love our dog!

Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

5) Life is double the fun with him!
Family Portraits in Crispus Attucks Park

What did your baby siblings teach you? Did you ever want to switch places with them? Would your childhood be the same without your siblings?

Share this with your baby brother (or sister) to thank them for shaping you into who you are today!

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