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.