Friday, January 21, 2011


Today is the 5th snow day in the last 9 days. It is also the 8th day we have spent completely together, the girls and I, out of the last 9 days. The Dad has been very preoccupied (mentally and physically) with his job, so I have had a lot of time to interact with them as a pair and observe them as well. They still need eyeball supervision, because Hope plays head games close to constantly and GB can not defend herself from them. Despite this, I have come to  see that they are becoming/ attaching as sisters. Despite Hope's head games and physical aggression and GB's green-eyed monster, when they don't think you are watching, they enjoy playing together and even occasionally have an us vs them mentality. Hope is starting gymnastics in 2 weeks and I was seriously considering putting her in the class before GB's, so that Hope has a chance to  enjoy it without competing with GB and maybe make a friend or two. After watching them this week, I am not so sure. Maybe letting Hope share in something so important to GB will strengthen their bond.


Lisa said...

Love that they are discovering an attachment for each other. That is really encouraging.

Putting them together sounds like a great plan. If it doesn't work out can you move Hope into the class?

Mom of 5 said...

Maybe these snow days are blessings in disquise!!