The Magic Touch

When it comes to his baby sister, Big One has the magic touch. Little One's first glimmer of a real smile came at 5 weeks as she stared intently at Big One. She does adore her big brother. He adores her just as much. I never would have imagined how special the sibling bond could be until I became the mother of 2 children. I have a brother and a sister myself but there is something different about seeing the bond from a mother's perspective.

Tonight, Big One proved his skills with his sister once again. They were both in the bath and he started tickling her feet and saying her name over and over again while grinning right in her face. To me that would be annoying. But to her it was the funniest thing ever. She laughed her first real, out loud laugh at his antics. Up to this point, she had only done a silent sort of laugh. It was so funny to finally hear her laugh. And to watch the two of them interact. It never gets old.

4 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I totally agree with you! The sweetest laughs from Emma are the ones from her brothers. It's so rewarding to see them interact like that, isn't it?

Jessi said...

I LOVE hearing Laney laugh because of something her big brother did...the laughs just can't be reproduced any other way. Like B, Josiah has always been so good with his little sister...I enjoy receiving the confirmation that it was good to have them so close together in age.

But you're right, even though my sisters and I are about 18 months-2 years apart, it's TOTALLY different to see the interaction from "mom's perch".

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

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Jolene said...

I would have to agree. There is just something so special about seeing how your children's love for each other seems so instant and automatic, if you know what I mean. I hope it never changes, although inevitably, I'm sure they will start fighting later on.. =)