So today is #nationalsiblingday, according to all of you lucky duck siblings, huh? I wish I had a sibling to showcase along with the rest of you. I don’t.
But I can tell you that there isn’t much better than watching my two munchkins grow as sisters. It fascinates me that ethnocentric little Scooter Britches will drop everything at the sound of her sister’s wail.
“Oh, nooo! The beebie caying!”
Nobody else rates high enough for such attention in our household. Some nights, SB will give Little One something like 15 random kisses.
It was love at first sight.
“My beebie! My beebie!” SB screamed as she reached her arms out to try to snatch LO out of my arms – seriously, the second she stepped foot in that hospital room on November 3rd. The kid is not sheepish.
SB does all the things you would expect out of a good big sister.
She “reads” to LO.
She checks her heart.
She feeds her.
Even at two, she is a huge help with LO. From bringing the paci to throwing empty bottles in the sink, the girl does it all – even the gnarly stuff like carrying dirty diapers to the trash.
She consoles her.
“Shhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. No cay, beebie!” she says, with her finger to her lips.
|Photo courtesy of Lori Sparkman Photography|
But the ultimate gesture is when she shares her Minnie Mouse and special “ephant (elephant) bankie” to help sooth LO when she is on one of scream fests. Nobody touches that Minnie or that bankie. LO must be one mighty special sis.
SB wants to dress like LO.
She snuggles with her.
And LO looks at SB like she hung the moon. The smile that overcomes her face when SB walks up…oh, man. Melts. My. Heart.
It will be so exciting to watch these two girls develop their friendship over the years. I adore the fact that neither one will ever remember life without the other, given their closeness in age. I know sibling love is not all roses and butterflies all the time, but our garden is planted and blooming.
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