4 years is a big age difference. As far as mothering goes, it has been the perfect age difference. Jonah understands Micah needing my attention. He was fairly self sufficient when Micah arrived so that has been a huge help. But, when I think of 5 or 6 years down the road, that 4 year age gap really will take shape. It is crazy to think that Jonah will turn 8 and then not long after that, Micah will turn the very age Jonah is now. I'm not so naive to think that the age gap won't cause many problems down the road for these two. While it makes life easy for me now, my days of refereeing fights and making Micah leave Jonah and his friends alone are coming.
I look at my friends with kids 2 years (and less) apart and wonder how they do it. But, about the time their kids start really getting along, playing together and making life easier for their moms, my true battles will begin. It's okay though! Because, you see, I keep taking sweet pictures like these to remind me (then) of how sweet life is now! They ADORE each other! Micah follows every move Jonah makes. And, no one can make Micah smile the way his big brother does. So, in 4 years, if you can't find me, check under my bed. I'll probably be hiding there with my laptop looking back at these pictures and video!