life with two was much easier when one of them was immobile.
it was also much easier when one of those sister's didn't have an opinion. the other, well - she was BORN with opinions. ;-)
these days, we have two little independent girls that want their own way, and know how to push each other's buttons. it's the classic case of "the grass is greener on the other side..." as far as toys go. it can be a long forgotten toy, but as soon as one sister finds it, the other suddenly decides she needs it. a large part of my day is spent refereeing and repeating "share with your sister" over and over and over.... i pretty sure that "did she have it first?" rivals "do you need to go potty?" as the #1 asked question in our house. :)
like this afternoon, when laney was playing with a little disney princess purse. she was happy as a clam just rocking in the rocking chair and hanging on to that little purse. i was taking her picture, because she just looked so stinkin cute....and because she'll say "cheeeeese" and it makes me laugh.
and then, out of nowhere, big sister swooped in. it always makes me want to yell, "swiper, no swiping!!!"
and things go downhill from there.
if that's not a guilty look, i don't know what is...
and why is it that the culprit always, always has to flaunt the coveted item right in front of the "victim's" face?!
these faces kill me!
now, doesn't she look so ashamed of her behavior? she's just full of remorse.
just when i think they're about to have a little wrestle mania right in the playroom, the smoke clears, the crying stops, and they're friends again. don't ask me how things can go from zero to sixty and back to zero again in no time flat. it's one of those great sibling mysteries. i have no idea the reasoning behind it. but, i do know that i love these two little girls and we'll keep on working on our sharing skills....even if it kills us. ;-)
sharing is caring... especially with your sister.
"Two people are better than one. When two people work together, they get more work done. If one person falls, the other person can reach out to help. But those who are alone when they fall have no one to help them."