My google side bar is pretty fantastic. It has a clock, a blog feed, a news feed and a photo ticker. Every now and again a photo will pop up and make me smile or reminisce or even go “When the heck did that happen?”
Today Claire and Luca spent about 20 minutes wrestling and giggling, an hour playing Lion King where Claire was Simba and Luca was Scar, 15 minutes giving each other horsey rides and 5 minutes attempting to read Edwina by Mo Willems.
It’s safe to say those two are best friends.
It’s a rarity that they argue. I don’t say this to be all, “My kids are the best,” I say this because it’s true. They really get along. I think part of it is the age difference, the other part is that Claire is very accommodating. She doesn’t instigate often and loves being the bigger kid – even if that requires carting her siblings around on her back.
In the very beginning, Claire wasn’t too fond of Luca.
But she quickly got over the fact that he wasn’t going anywhere and sucked it up. She realized that she could do things he couldn’t and that was incentive enough to give him a try.
Since then, they’ve pretty much have been inseparable.
The photo that sparked this was of when we were adding on our second deck:
Remember last year when Claire willingly gave me five dollars from her piggy bank to buy Luca a Captain America mask? They still play in that pretty much every day.
What I don’t remember is fighting much with her. Maybe that’s just because I choose to remember the happy memories with her, because honestly what sisters don’t fight? Moreover, our fights had to be rather limited because the only time I remember being really angry with her was over something (which I can’t remember) that resulted in me calling her a bad name and slamming her door in her face. Pretty sure she laughed at me and we made up a few hours later.
Now we’re adults and have nothing to fight over.
That’s what I hope for my kids. That they continue to be best friends. That even when friends and boyfriends and girlfriends enter the scene, they’ll still be best friends. That when good or bad things happen to them, they will still have each other.
I often wonder where Mae and Audrey will fit into their little clique. Claire is very good about asking Mae to play with them, but Luca is quickly frustrated by her two year old antics. Mae is also his roommate. So they have a lot of time crammed together, unwillingly. Luca likes to play with Legos alone, Mae likes to destruct his Legoland when he walks away. Luca likes to sleep in, Mae likes to make it very clear when she wakes up. Luca likes to read quietly and Mae likes to try to take the book he’s reading away.
Like the Odd Couple.
So far, everyone likes Audrey.