Saturday, October 10, 2009
A Sibling Relationship
On Friday, I pulled Lily onto the couch after her afternoon nap to snuggle and play. When Zosia woke up a few minutes later I brought her out, too. The moment that Zosia saw that Lily was awake and playing, she smiled. Lily looked up, and she smiled back. Zosia climbed up right next to Lily, smiling, snuggling, and laughing. Lily loved Zosia's newly painted bright red toenails and tried to grab them. Zosia laughed and made a game of it, pulling her toes away, and then enticing Lily to grab them again. Lily squealed in delight.
Somehow, over this span of days of babyhood, the day-to-day work of caring for babies, these two daughters of mine have developed an actual relationship. They are no longer just roommates-- they are sisters. My heart swells with joy just to think of it.