Days like today are not rare, by any means, and they are quite special. Sometimes, Monica and Leah look out for each other in ways that show just how strong their sisterly bond is, even at their tender ages.
Tonight, we ate at Arby's. Monica and Leah had snacked quite a bit at home before we left, but I was really hungry, so we stopped anyways. Monica was not too interested in her sandwich and Ryan was really getting on her about it since we weren't going to get anything else later. After some more prodding without success, Ryan turned up the heat. Then, in her tiny little chipmunk voice, Leah turned to Ryan and said, "Daddy, you're not being very nice. Be nice to my Monica!" It was so sweet to see her sticking up for her sister and a gentle reminder to Ryan and I as parents.
Then, after we got done grocery shopping, the girls asked if they could watch a movie. We told them they could put it on and have slumber/movie party in the toy room. But the room was a mess, so they had to pick it up. They worked together so well! We kept hearing Monica say, "Help me, Leah! We gotta put it away there!" followed by Leah's, "Ok! I will!" We really expected to find most of the toys stuffed and stashed but they were actually put away in their places. Not that they don't have their days, but most of the time they take great care of each other.
Love these girls!