I've mentioned previously how much these two kiddos love each other. They really do. Sometimes I think they are a little too attached or interdependent upon each other. For example, Lil Sister was in trouble recently (very minor trouble) and while she was in time out her brother went into the bathroom and sobbed because he was so sad she was in trouble. Now, I wish she would take her punishments as seriously as he takes her punishments but I guess that's her being a diva toddler.
He takes such good care of his sister. He often helps her get ready for the day. I often have to counsel him to allow her to do some things on her own because she needs to learn to be independent. See how he helps her tie her sandles? Seriously, an amazing big brother. I just don't want him always getting her out of tight spots. She does need to learn to do that for her self.
She adores him right back. She loves to play Cars and Super Heroes just like him. Actually, she often wants to be just like him. For a long while she's insisted on wearing glasses to be like him. The optician at T Rex's ophthalmology office suggested just finding any kind of sunglasses or eye frame and pulling the lenses out. This way she could have glasses like her brother. Indeed it works and she has quite the interesting glasses collection.
I am grateful they have each other. I always wished I had a sibling closer to my age. I was pretty much raised as an only child since there is such a large gap between my siblings and myself. Oh, there were perks to being raised as an only child. I think it was nice but I often wonder what it would have been like. Hence, I am glad these two get to enjoy each other and the companionship, fun, and chaos they bring into each others' lives.