Thursday, November 30, 2006

Being Buddies


Someone around here is pretty fond of her little sister these days.
The other night we were reading and out of the blue Jooge said, "I think I like my sister after all." I've witnessed her taking Avery into her room sweetly by the hand, declaring, "You're my sister, Bubie." I have heard her say, "Oh, Bub, you have to go potty? I will help you." It reminds me of when my brothers and I were were young and we were getting along, we would ask each other, "Wanna be buddies?"
Avery's response has been fun to watch. Whereas before she was dodging (or burried in!) bodyslams, now she is beginning to relax. The way she says, "Hi, sis," is without fear. Interestingly, when I ask Avery her name, she says, "Julia." There is more peaceful playing together. There is sharing. I glimpse gentle touches. I see them inching close, forming connections, and finding the reasons we wanted them to have siblings in the first place.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Okay, now that tears are in my eyes I'm going to TRY to comment without getting all blubbery and red-faced! What a beautiful picture you've put up! And nothing warms my heart more than being able to sit back and watch my kids interact with one another. My little one's face lights up each time her older brother enters the room; and he would do anything for his little sister, anything. Even so far as shielding her from yucky, germy hands of his preschool mates whenever I drop him off. I just love the connection they've already formed with one another. And, you're right, that is the absolute reason why we wanted them to have one another...

Happy Friday!

Mama's Moon said...

Okay, now that tears are in my eyes I'm going to TRY to comment without getting all blubbery and red-faced! What a beautiful picture you've put up! And nothing warms my heart more than being able to sit back and watch my kids interact with one another. My little one's face lights up each time her older brother enters the room; and he would do anything for his little sister, anything. Even so far as shielding her from yucky, germy hands of his preschool mates whenever I drop him off. I just love the connection they've already formed with one another. And, you're right, that is the absolute reason why we wanted them to have one another...

Happy Friday!

Jenny said...

WHat a lovely post and picture!

*sigh*