So, thanks to Rosh Hashanah, our kids have had the past two days off from school. And we’ve done our best to fit in a few more bits of summer. Yesterday afternoon was spent back at our friend Connie’s pool with some fishing off her dock and the night was ended with an outdoor picnic barbecue with friends.
Then, this morning, our kids announced that they would be outdoors playing. Which is one of my favorite things to hear. When I went out to check up on them, I found them doing this. And it made me so happy. Because if your kids are like my kids, sometimes it seems like they put more effort into irritating each other than they do just being kind to each other. So when you catch them working together and having fun, it’s always a treat.
With Christian’s encouragement, Ellee even took a few rides by herself on the electric scooter. She was pretty proud and it was fun to see her big brother teaching helping her gain confidence.
Granted, they also had this moment, when I overhead Christian convincing Ellee that it would be fun for her to just run alongside of him as he rode the scooter. She agreed and they were off.
Oh, big brothers and their logic. Overall though, he’s done pretty well. And as a Mom, there is nothing I love more than to see my kids getting along and supporting each other. Because it’s something that I want them to learn when they are young, so that when they grow older, hopefully it will be something that they will continue to do that for each other.
I also took a turn or two riding the scooter.
It was actually pretty fun.
So Gold Star for our kids today. Amidst these hard growing up years, you’re finding connections and working things out. As Grandpa used to say to me and my sisters, “Your friends will come and go, but your siblings are forever.” And it’s your mom’s prayer that you two will forever help each other, teach each other and love each other.