Sometimes I feel like I hit the lottery because my daughters get along. I know there's a long road ahead of us, but they are at an age (2 & 5) where they just play well together. I almost fear writing that. Like it's going to throw a switch in the universe and the sibling rivalry will begin!
Like most children they have their moments through out the day, with a squabble over a coveted item or the physical balance gets out of whack and someone gets a push, pull, or tug a bit too hard. But they bounce back fine.
My two year old seems to be most content being in her big sister's shadow. And let me praise my five year old, she has the patience of a saint with her sister. Just this evening, my oldest was having a snack of raspberries that she washed and prepared all by herself (hello, exploring independence). Of course GL asks if she can also have raspberries. Sj stopped what she was doing, which happened to be munching raspberries off of her finger tips, to go into the kitchen, pull out the raspberries, rinse them off, put them in a bowl, and give them to her sister. Yes, GL said, "Thank you sissy".
It's really moment after moment, everyday. I'm not sure how I got so lucky. I predict mornings getting ready for school when they are teenagers, won't be so cute. But for now I'm enjoying these moments because they sure are precious.
Here's a shot of the proud big sister reading to her baby sister.