When they finished their puzzles Hayden started looking at and reading his I-Spy cars book. Ruby joined him in looking at the book. It started out super sweet. Ruby would point to the picture she wanted Hayden to find and Hayden would find it. After a bit of this I suggested that they take turns finding the pictures. They took turns for a little bit then Hayden decided to "mix" it up a bit. He looked at Ruby with that mischievous little grin of his and I knew he was plotting something. He would point to the picture Ruby was to find, give her a second, and then point to the picture, and say, "here Ruby." Ruby then quickly said, "It's my turn." Hayden actually shrugged his little shoulders at her with the little grin of his. This went on for a few turns and Ruby got sick of it and went to play with her pony.
Hayden finished looking at the book and then went to Ruby's bedroom where Butterscotch pony and Ruby where playing. He quickly climbed on Butterscotch's back and said, "Giddy Up Butterscotch." Ruby's face was priceless. She put her little hand on her hip and sighed. She continued brushing Butterscotch and Hayden continued to ridding Butterscotch. Ruby then decided that Butterscotch was hungry.
We have a board game that has little acorns in it. Ruby like to feed the acorns to Butterscotch. I stayed in Ruby's bedroom with Hayden while Ruby went to get the acorns. Hayden made that little grin again. I thought, "Hmmm.....I wonder what is going to happen next." Ruby came back with the acorns and Hayden left. Ruby started feeding the acorns to Butterscotch and Hayden came back with the rest of the board game. Hayden said, "Ruby play squirrel." (the name of the game is sneaky squirrel). Beautiful moment :) Ruby said, "No." Hayden then took the acorns. Ruby screamed at Hayden. Hayden ignored her. She then said, "Those are mine." He looked her right in the eyes and with his little pointer finger poked her in the arm.
Ruby then choose to become super unhappy about the poking. She ran screaming out of the room and Hayden continued down the hall with his pointer finger in the poking position. Hayden caught her and continued to poke her. Ruby screamed, "Leave me alone." For that brief moment I thought man, I wish he would just leave her alone.
Wow, what a thought. I stopped myself super quick in that thought. I absolutely do NOT want Hayden to leave Ruby alone. I then thought that this is pretty freaking normal!!! Siblings poke at one another. What an amazing morning. My sweet babies have played and poked at one another for 90 minutes straight.
Amazing......Amazing......Amazing.........2012 has been an amazing year for us :)