I’ve noticed something pretty remarkable over the last week or so. Chloe and Sophie have been getting along better. Less arguing. More playing. Chloe has been spending time with her little sister – helping her, doing art projects with her, keeping her company. The fighting has subsided significantly.
Chloe has been more forgiving than usual – dismissing Sophie actions that, in the past, would have resulted in the little one getting yelled at and sometimes spit at or worse.
Is this a sign of our eldest child’s newfound maturity? That’d be nice. Is it a sign of Papa and I making a concerted effort to be more calm at home? Maybe. I’ve played more games (Monopoly, Boggle, Trouble, Hungry Hippo, Clue, to name a few) in the last two weeks than I have in the last two months. Hell, I even spent two hours this weekend trying to make progress on the 1,000-piece puzzle that Grammy dumped on us awhile back. All in the name of bonding with my kiddies.
I have noticed that we’ve done a fairly good job of reducing tension by turning potential meltdowns into occasions for laughter. And the girls are mighty adorable. We were at the mall today and the number of compliments we got on their “cuteness” was impressive. It made me all warm and fuzzy inside.
How long will this peacefulness last? No clue. But I’ll take whatever I can get!