I have to admit in the continuum of Bronwen and Lila's sibling relationship, today was a pretty good day. It didn't start off any differently, but when TJ got home, I suggested we go to a flooring store to check out some finishes and carpets. He agreed, and we went over with the girls.
Both of them were being a bit rambunctious, running around like maniacs, but there really was a lot of open space and pretty flooring to explore. They had jolly good fun until it was time to leave and Lila did not want to go. Bronwen went over to her and took her hand--Lila resisted at first--but somehow Bronwen persisted and Lila let her take her hand and lead her out the door. Then I took Bronwen's other hand, and TJ took Lila's other hand, and we all walked as a family to the car.
If that wasn't enough to melt my heart, after dinner (which Bronwen declared to be delicioso), Bronwen started this really fun game when she said to Lila, "I'm going to get you!" and chased Lila as Lila ran ahead. The best part is Bronwen was purposely running slowly so as not to catch her sister to continue the game. Lila was having a blast.
**update**I had to interrupt this post to get Lila to bed after bath time, and we told Bronwen to say good night to her sister, as we do each night, and Bronwen says, "Good night Sweetheart, I love you." Such words have never, ever been uttered from Bronwen's lips to Lila's ears.
I don't think my heart can take this much happiness....