It is interesting for me to go to non-family events where there is a bit of structure or not, and see how my kids are going to act. They are in daycare with other kids, but it is at their Nana's house. They haven't gone to a camp program or Parks & Rec activity, yet. Nathan will start preschool in the fall so my curiosity is especially piqued. We had a birthday party today. They needed to share, listen to the young man trying to put on a magic show, and transition well (can you tell I am a teacher who way overanalyzes things! LOL!). I sit here tonight proud of how they acted, how they used their manners and found new friends.
There is one moment that stands out to me the most though. There was this huge pirate ship playscape thing. It was about 7 feet high. Ella was on it and Nathan was across the way on another playscape the same height. He was keeping an eye out for her and, at one point, yelled out to her, "Ella, be careful up there." Steve and I caught eyes and smiled. They are tight--they have this whole relationship outside of the two of us and it is awesome!
Here is more proof:
Look at how they are holding hands, the shared smile. It melts my heart! Journaling reads: Yes, you two have your moments. But for the most part, you really are best friends. You look out for each other, play together constantly, and show genuine affection. Hold onto that always!
I hope they do!