We didn’t find out the gender of our first son. We did for our second.
Each reveal was exciting and thrilling in its own way! I can’t say which was better. I can say that I was incredibly excited to find out our first son was going to have a little brother.
I’ve always thought if we only had two children (which is how it stands right now), I’d want them to be the same gender so they can bond closely.
Boy, oh boy! These boys! Did I ever get a contrasting pair in these two! …and yet… they ARE growing closer day by day, even at this young age of four and two.
Brothers: A Diamonte Poem
Reading, Running, Building
Always looking for a project. Always looking for adventure.
Throwing, Shouting, Swinging
About the Diamonte Poem
Today I chose the Diamonte style of poetry. It’s a new form only introduced in 1969. The seven-line poem prescribes what goes on each line, even to the number of words. The purpose is A) so the word form the shape of a diamond and B) so both the words and shape show a compare or contrast of two subjects as you read the poem. Here’s the traditional instructions:
Line 1: Beginning subject
Line 2: Two describing words about line 1
Line 3: Three doing words about line 1
Line 4: A short phrase about line 1, a short phrase about line 7
Line 5: Three doing words about line 7
Line 6: Two describing words about line 7
Line 7: End subject
I think this so so fitting for these mirror image brothers we have!
Would you say your children are contrasting individuals?