Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Friendship – My Children

True friendship.

This picture immediately came to mind for this week’s photo challenge topic – friendship. Here, my son is leading his twin sister through a crowd in Princeton, New Jersey. He was so caring and thoughtful despite feeling uncertain and a little bit scared himself, especially when neither my husband nor I were leading in front of them. Often people tell us that twins are sure to become close friends and watching the relationship between my two blossom, I have no doubts.

This post gives me a good opportunity to properly introduce my kids to you more formally than in the occasional photo submitted for challenges. They are known as M&O, with M as my daughter and O as my son, and I refer to my husband as G. I had the unrealistic idea of starting up the kids’ own blog but I’ve had no time to keep up with it (although I love the name “DiploTwins” – will have to do something with that some day). So it’s time to merge my musings about life with kids and traveling with kids into this blog, too. And why not? We are all journeying through this life together, wherever it takes us, and this blog’s imminent future will mostly be about our adventures in Laos anyway.

What better way to introduce M&O than through a reflection upon their friendship…

It all started on a cold snowy winter day in Denver, Colorado.

Through thick and thin in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Always on the move from overseas and back again to our home in Denver…

…and to DC.

It doesn’t really matter where we are.

It’s always a joy just being together.

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19 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Friendship – My Children

  1. Albadr Nasution
    June 18, 2012

    Lovely picture. You seems very close to your children. A good friendship.

    • Wanderlustress
      June 18, 2012

      Thank you. My greatest hope is to become friends with my children when they are adults. Thanks for visiting!

  2. snitch21
    June 11, 2012

    aw, those are really cute pictures!

  3. Rebecca Goodall
    June 10, 2012

    beautiful had me ‘aww’ing all the way through!!

  4. Jo Bryant
    June 10, 2012

    I am with Gilly…that shot with the hand on her back is gorgeous

  5. Cedric de Alicoque
    June 9, 2012

    those last photographs is what a I call fun!

  6. The Retiring Sort
    June 9, 2012

    My hubby is a fraternal twin – it is a wonderful, lifelong bond! 😉

  7. Jennifer Avventura
    June 9, 2012

    These are beautiful photos, thank you for sharing. I’m sure your house is full of giggles, how wonderful!

  8. Madhu
    June 9, 2012

    Aww! They are so sweet together! Hope they stay friends forever.

  9. nelson RN
    June 9, 2012

    How sweet! Lovely captures!

  10. vivilinh
    June 8, 2012

    so cute!!

  11. Amar Naik
    June 8, 2012

    nice shots

  12. Robin Jean Marie
    June 8, 2012

    Oh, I’m tearing up thinking of your sweet children and my own twins! I had two prayers when I found out that I was carrying twins, “Please God, let them be healthy,” and, “Please, God, let them be friends.” They were born very healthy, and they are good and supportive friends.
    Thank you for the dear photos and lovely post!

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  14. Gilly Gee
    June 8, 2012

    Wonderful, I love the little hand on his sisters back in the first photo!

  15. LonelyTravelog
    June 8, 2012

    Thats adorable!!

  16. travelladywithbaby
    June 8, 2012

    They are so sweet together! You can see the intense bond they have with each other.

  17. Spiritual World Traveler
    June 8, 2012


  18. cravesadventure
    June 8, 2012

    Great Photos – thanks for sharing!

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