Friday, January 28, 2011

For the Love of Siblings

Aiden greets his sister every day with a hug when she gets home from school.

Even though Aiden is just a couple months shy of three,
He is in his prime of what I call,
the "terrible" TWO YEARS
or as we also say in our house, being "Calvin" like.

and with this, comes behaviors
that aren't typical of my little guy.
He truly is a VERY happy go lucky, huggy, kissy,
always smiling, nice to everyone type of kid.
I CHERISH his demeanor.

BUT, every once in awhile (okay, everyday, many times a day),
the TWO year old, or the BOY, (or BOTH) come out in him.
For example:

Santa Claus brought him a new Step Two workbench for Christmas
(and minus the screws it didn't come with means a workbench that is easily
taken apart, which is more fun for our little engineer than actually playing with it).

Anyway, last night as Aiden's sister was peacefully watching t.v.
he decided to whack her, with one of the benches plastic sides,
from behind (so she had not clue what was coming)
over the head which made her also bite her lip.

Aiden really does ADORE his sister and this isn't typical of him.
My guess is he was practicing our emotions theme
we've been working on, in which his favorite is the whole drama scene
from being sad to pretending to cry to being happy again.

As she ran over to me screaming, (very drama queen like),
Aiden stood there staring, with this smug GRIN on his face,
waiting to see what was going to happen next.

I called for him to come over by us (three times)
which he finally did with his head hanging low,
and that GRIN still on his face.

"Aiden, what do you say to your sister? You hurt her and now she's sad,
and it makes mommy mad."
(at this point I was waiting for him to haul off and smack her again),

He went right up to her, gave her a huge hug,
looked her right in the eye, and said,
"I SAWY Taywin."
Hugged her again, smiled (nicely) up at her,
then took her hand to go play.

at this point, I was ecstatic to see
1) that he had sympathy for his sister and
2) that he used a three word sentence to show he's getting the whole emotions theme!

Whew. That shit eating grin on his face really had me scared for a minute.
Little stinker.


Melanie said...

You are a great Mom, Tammy! :)

My boys adore their big sister too. I love those moments.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Hurray for Aiden, that he showed compassion and gave a genuine apology :D Hang in there, Mom ;D