In the last six months, Ziggy started referring to Luca as "Bubba" – brother. It's pretty much the cutest thing in the history of the world. He can say Luca (sort of) – "Wee-ca" – but whenever he wants his brother's attention, it's always, "BaaaaaBah!"
Again, cuteness. History of the world. You get it.
It's funny how I thought I knew how my family should be before we started actually making it. How each time I was pregnant, I knew what gender we should be having.
When I see my sons together, I realise I had no clue. Of course, things tend to make more sense with the benefit of hindsight.
And Luca and Ziggy together make such sense. They are buddies. Zig is wide-eyed with hero worship and Luca loves having an adoring audience.
And then, the moment passes and they are strangling one another.
You know. Like brothers.
I often hear people say of two brothers close in age (or sisters, for that matter), "Oh, they'll be friends for life!"
It's a nice sentiment but look around at the majority of families and you'll see that sentiment only goes so far when children grow into adults with clashing views and a stockpile of past resentments.
Friendship is not simple – especially not between siblings.
Bren and I will do all we can to help foster that relationship and help them to grow into men who will love each other but more importantly, respect and hopefully, like one another.
But for now, these guys are tight. Thick as thieves. Buddies.
And it's history of the world cute.