I am the mother to two beautiful, funny and kind little girls. They make me smile every single day. They are sisters and friends and so far it has been pretty easy to for their relationships to develop. My baby girl just turned two and my first girl is about to be four. The sound of them laughing while they play or catching them in the middle of a spontaneous hug are some of my favorite moments.
I adore and try to memorize the small things they do for each other. My older daughter will speak for her sister and I can tell that she isn't just guessing, big sister knows what her baby sister needs. She speaks for her and the little one appreciates it. I find it so sweet when once their issue is solved they walk off together and go about their business.
Last week my husband and I were outside with our project manager and the girls had wondered back inside. Out of the corner of my eye I saw my youngest come out of the door, look at me and quickly go back in the house. As I observed this exact same movement three times in a row. I realized something was amiss. I walked up to the deck and into the house to hear my oldest crying out for me. I realized my little was coming to find me because she knew her sister needed some help. No real danger but she did need help with some wiping issues in the bathroom. Her sister knew she needed me and like a tiny sentry she nervously paced back and forth until help was on the way.
My girls have each other's backs!
The relationship between them is so young and blossoming every moment and I can't wait to see where it goes. When they giggle or share affection, I breathe it in and mentally burn it into my memory. When one does something for the other or when my oldest daughter laughs hilariously at the little one, it makes my heart swell with pride.
How do I foster this relationship? How do I keep them as sisters and friends? How do I keep their connection strong? I know that it seems silly at this age to worry about their relationship but the thing is, I have three sisters.
I love them
We are not friends, only sisters and I have always wanted to be both.
This makes me sad and leaves me lonely for the kind of relationship that other sisters have. I know that all siblings don't have a close relationship and that it doesn't bother them, but to me its everything.
For my girls, I want something more. I want them to never feel alone, to always have a friend in her sister. When my husband and I are gone, I want them to have each other.
You can be just be Sisters, but what about the connection that strengthens your bond? Your secret keeper, your champion, your ally in good times and bad. The sister that would defend your honor and fight off your bullies. That is what I want for my girls. It is every single thing that I don't have but constantly wish for. When you move out of the house, go to college, get married, have kids or when your family goes through a scary time, are your siblings your support?
How do you teach your siblings that they are more than just siblings? What is a favorite moment between your children? How do you foster their relationship with each other? Are you friends with your sisters?
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