A peek at things to come

The nice weather this week gave us the opportunity to get outside. I love when I see noticeable changes in the girls. I realize that they’re getting older and things will change, but I love when it’s obvious.

Last summer we played a lot in the grassy area next to the PEM. It’s smaller than the Salem Common (and I don’t have to chase them to the playground), it’s closer to our house (key while Lulu was beginning to potty train) and its quieter (less dogs/Tweens).

Anyway, while out the other day I was struck with the realization that the girls were playing *with* each other, not just in the same space. They were chasing each other, showing each other leaves they found and playing peekaboo around a tree.

It was awesome.

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Don’t get me wrong. It’s not all warm & fuzzy all of the time. They’re siblings, they fight. Rose is an instigator. Lulu will be playing quietly, minding her own business, when Rose will sneak up on her and snatch whatever she’s playing with just so she can run away.

Or Lulu will use her size to her advantage and muscle something out of Rose’s grip. They each want whatever toy the other one is currently playing with, only to drop it in boredom not even 2 minutes later.

But they typically are very sweet and polite to each other. Rosie always wants to hug Lu. Lulu is always very generous to her little sister, offering her one of something if she has two. Hearing that exchange always cracks up up:

Oh, here you go, Rose.
Thank you Lulu.
You are most welcome.

You just can’t script that kind of stuff.

 

 

 

One Response to “A peek at things to come”

  1. Auntie Sara Jane Says:

    They are extremely and adorably polite!!

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