a bit hard to figure out...
What with all their energy
and bear hugs
kicking, yelling, throwing, hitting,
laughing and crying, screaming and whining...
Lily never knows WHAT'S going to come out of that boy.
But despite the almost constant squabbles between these two,
It's nice to have these moments. (he's helping her get her shoe back on)
To realize that Ollie really DOES love his adoring sister.
It may just take a while for him to show it more appropriately.
(*on a side note--I'm reading a book that is explaining little boys. I'm learning that aggression is TOTALLY normal for boys 2-5 years old--that it's a natural response to overstimulation, excitement, anger, and AFFECTION!?!?! So. Trying to figure out how to understand that Ollie's hitting is sometimes showing LOVE, while helping him understand that it's not ever okay to hit. If any of you moms out there have the answer--or even a hint!--I'd love to hear more!)
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