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June 28, 2011
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I have to admit that after enduring yet another sad goodbye around here, it was really difficult for me to think of something good for this post. I was actually racking my brain Sunday night trying to come up with something, and I just couldn't. To top everything off, I wasn't feeling well, so that just added to my misery.
But then I heard it. I heard the one sound that can always turn my sorrow into glee. The one sound that can bring me back from the depths of the despair I have been feeling lately. That sound, my friends, is the sound of my children laughing.
Apparently I wasn't thinking when I trusted them with markers while I folded some laundry in my room. They were supposed to be coloring on Rylie's Doodle Bear, and on nothing else. I could hear them discussing which of the bear's body parts they were coloring on, but then that discussion stopped. They were laughing. Cracking up laughing. And they kept saying "boop!" "Boop?" What's so funny? I said "you guys better not be coloring on anything else except that bear!" Then I heard whispering. I went around the corner to find that they were both covered with little marker dots. Apparently "boop!" was the sound they would make when they would write on each other. Apparently they were now Doodle Rylie and Doodle Bryce. I couldn't help but laugh.
So why is this good, you ask? Well, the marker washes off (eventually), so that wasn't a big deal. It wasn't like they colored all over the walls. I was just happy to hear them laughing and playing together so well. They have been playing well together a lot lately. It is so much nicer than hearing the screams when one grabs a toy from the other.
Not only are they playing well together, Rylie has really taken on the "big sister" role lately and is trying to teach Bryce the ways of the world. Sure, there are some things we don't necessarily want her teaching him, like how to blow bubbles in his milk at the dinner table, but hey, I guess he has to learn it somewhere. A couple weeks ago they were playing together quietly out in the front room while we were making dinner. We peered around the corner and Rylie had a shape puzzle and was teaching Bryce his shapes. "Now Bryce, say tri-an-gle." Every time he would do something she asked him to do she would tell him what a good boy he was. It was so cute!
Rylie was gone all last week, and Bryce was so happy to see her when she got home! I think Rylie was even happier to see him! She couldn't get enough of him when she came in the house! They immediately sat down and started playing together. It was so cute!
I had my kids close together for a reason. My brother and I are 20 months apart (exactly - just like Rylie and Bryce), and even though we fought like cats and dogs sometimes, we were still buddies. We always had each other to play with on rainy days or when the street lights came on and we had to go in the house. We always had each other to stay up with all night on Christmas Eve and try to guess what our presents were. We always had each other to trade candy with after going Trick-or-Treating. And even know we don't see each other all that often now, we still have each other for anything, and we will always be there for one another. I want that for my kids too.
I am so blessed to have my children, and they are blessed to have each other. There will be some days where they may not agree with that, but having a sibling, especially one so close in age, is definitely something good!
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