Life without MOM! How siblings help! Lion is nine years old when his single mother on the way to work by car, killed in an accident. It’s been two years. His 20 years older brother Emanuel decides to take him. The situation is difficult for both. Lion is still a child, he takes parental care and missed the warmth of the mother. Emanuel has 29 years straight.
He is engaged and successful in the IT industry, likes to go out and enjoy his single life. The needs of the two brothers could not be more different. But Emanuel officially assumes the guardianship for Lion and thus all the other duties which the parents usually do: he accompanied lion to the dentist, visited the parents in the school, helps with homework and cooking the meals. I am perhaps more rigorous and critical than I was before, but I’ve taken a lot of responsibility.\” Emanuel tried love, at the same time to provide support and education. He is sometimes sometimes replaced the mother, He more the big brother.
A permanent role change, which he must first grow into. For the mourning for the mother is great in both brothers. \”Actually, nothing is different, except that one is missing\”, says today’s Lion, which always still can not talk about the death of his mother. Meanwhile met Emanuel Melanie, now the plan is created, three to move into a bigger place in Regensburg. Also growing is the small family\”? How lion is stronger than that of the new situation and can meet Emanuel of his role as father, brother and friend? Three sisters at their mother’s grave. Almost a year long Kristin, Solvejg and MAREN from Reutlingen cultivated her mother at home. As the beloved mother dies of cancer in November 2004, are the girls 16, 19 and 22 years old. The first half year was in a trance, then the everyday life was slowly returning and thus came the problems, MAREN, the youngest, says today.