My friend, Stephanie, had some church shopping to do today so she dropped Lydia off at our house to play. Needless to say, Elsie was thrilled, and they really did play together well. It's so cute to watch girls so young really form a friendship. And, it's funny to see how girls act the way they do even when they're still so little. For instance, when Elsie and Lydia greet each other, it's not uncommon for one of them to say, "I like your shoes," or "that's a cool shirt." They're like little grownups sometimes. On the other hand, they have their girl drama moments as well. "Lydia's not playing nice, and she's not my friend anymore." Of course, they're usually hugging, giggling, and running around five minutes later. Girls will be girls, yes?
A typical playdate between the two of them is usually quite noisy, and it's no surprise to Stef and I if one or the other of them is in a foul mood. But, we usually leave them to sort things out, and they do a pretty good job until naptime sneaks up on all of us.
Today though, I was amazed at how well they were sharing...well, actually taking turns and using their words instead of just pouting or crying in angst when one had what the other wanted...just one more sign that our babies aren't really babies anymore. *sniffle*