I knew this was coming, and it is finally here: the time that I now have to buy two of everything. Sean wants to do things and be just like his big brother in everything. I used to be able to just buy one of items because Sean's interest in the big boy stuff was fleeting. Not so much anymore. It's really cute because now the boys really do play together. Unfortunately, that means a lot more screaming and fighting over things.
In the past, I've always been against the idea of my boys sharing a room. However, I know 3 bedroom houses are rather typical, and we don't know where we'll settle next. I'm coming to realize that if we ever do have another child, I'm actually really okay with the boys sharing a room. I think it could be really good, well, with moments of fighting of course. Sure there would be challenges with that, but it's not as scary a thought as I once thought it was. So maybe bedrooms will be something that I don't actually need two of for them.
I am so glad my boys have each other. At night when I am saying goodnight to Ryan (I put him down right before Sean), he asks to kiss "Baby Sean". I ask Sean if he'll go give Ryan a kiss. He nods an emphatic affirmative and runs to kiss his brother. It is a moment that melts my heart every night. Ryan is still trying to get used to Sean's open mouth-drooly kisses though.