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Monday, October 08, 2007

Snacks and Sisterly Love


So how cute are these two?! Isabel was sitting at the table having a few pretzel fish crackers and juice and Brooke decided she needed in on that action! It's pretty amazing to me on both sides really. The fact that more often than not if Isabel is eating at the table and Brooke is not, that Brooke knows she just needs to stand by and her sister will share. And the fact that Isabel totally shares with her - in a gentle, not jamming-20-crackers in-her-mouth-at-a-time kind of way.

We thought long and hard about whether adding to our family was the right thing to do. Would it be fair to Brooke, to a sibling, could we handle it? And although I will admit to a few "what the heck was I thinking" moments so far, overall it's been a good thing. There is definately something about watching another kid do it that gets Brooke more interested in things. I can't even tell you how many times I tried to get Brooke to sit and try to color with her little dot markers with me and every single time I felt like I was forcing it on her. Isabel wants to color and guess who's right there with her. And these little moments of being the helper are nice to see in Isabel. I'm sure there will be times Isabel is going to be tested having Brooke as a sister but I guess my hope is that in the end it's the acceptance, patience and compassion that she really takes away from it all.

So if fish crackers and juice are any indication - I think we're headed in the right direction!
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7 comments:

Di said...

SO cute! I'd love to see those two in action together!

Mom said...

It was meant to be. Brooke and Isabel are good for each other and it will only get better as they get older!

Leslie Herbert said...

They are just adorable Sam!

CONNIE said...

I DO TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CALL AND YOU'LL REALLY START HATING ME WHEN I CALL EVERYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BUT I LOVE THOSE LITTLE GUYS, SO I'VE DECIDED TO CALL EVERYDAY...LOVE YOU GUYS...

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