Learning to have a little more distance. Learning to spend their mornings apart.
Its been a learning curve for all of us to adjust to Ava being at preschool every morning. But perhaps most of all for Heidi. She adores her big sister. Yes, she knows exactly how to wind her up (try standing in front of the television, or stealing her felt tips, or bear hugging her when she wants to be left alone)... but she adores her. And I notice, more and more, how our little H just wants to be like her big sister, and do everything her big sister does...
And Ava misses her little sister too. Our big girl has such a kind and patient side (which, of course, can be competed with by the stubborn, determined side too...!) which she often saves especially for her little sister. When she comes home from school, it is Heidi, Heidi, Heidi. And I like it that way.
The big sister: the leader, the boss, the helpful and protective one...
The little sister: the admirer, the determined, the "I can do it if you can" one; her sister's biggest fan!
Just two little friends.
Sisters in October.