Posts Tagged ‘Big Brother’

Reilly and Kate have grown closer this year, I think primarily because they are in the same school for the first time and they have exposure to one another’s world. They also talk, about social things, and about school and they walk up from the bus stop together. 

They also seem to take time to play together – (and fight together) – until someone ends up crying. OR at least that’s typically how it ends up.

Reilly just yelled at me from the porch and said “MOOOOOOOMMMMMMM…. Kate bit my shirt!!” I looked at the two of them and said “uh, huh”. Because I reacted so neutrally Reilly looked at Kate and said “GIVE ME YOUR SHIRT… she hesitated… he said GIVE IT TO ME KATE!” and she pulled part of her sleeve toward him. I watched out of the corner of my eye as he bit, chewed and bit some more on the sleeve of her shirt. 

Funny… after that, it was done. Over. They resumed their playing. 

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Big Brother

Chilin with my Big Brother

Reilly is a great big brother. Over the last several weeks I have watched him transition from a boss to a friend with Kate. The two of them are not at each others throats all the time, they actually play together. They make up games and use their imaginations and chase each other around the house. It’s so nice to see them interacting in this way. Kate WANTS someone to play with so she has adjusted from her dolls and kitchen and can be found driving a LEGO truck around the house and crashing it into a wall. She listens to Reilly and I can see that she looks up to him. It’s so cool.

This little light of mine

This little light of mine

Shea, you can see him melt around her. His tone of voice is tender and sensitive with her no matter what she is doing. (okay, the occasional Shea-zilla move gets her screamed at but generally speaking) She is constantly asking him to do things for her and he drops everything and does it. He often picks her up out of her crib and sends her downstairs to us. He likes being the little man in the house. I love the way he looks after the two of them and I’m so happy they have a big brother like Reilly. He is a sweetheart and full of love.

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