Although you would never know it from the occasional "brotherly" (irritated) tone that Sean has with Ireland these days, at their core are these two little love bugs. To this day, they play and laugh and love each other the way best friends should.
Next year is going to be a tough one. Sean is going into Swope Middle School as a 6th grader in an accelerated educational tract, and leaving his friends behind at Jessie Beck...including this his soon-to-be-9-year-old sister. She wasn't happy about his decision, but she supports him and is proud of him.
We all are.
Of both of them.