Watching our two granddaughters has given us a whole new appreciation of siblings. We three in our family have but one sibling among us, my brother, Frank. We have little experience of the sibling dynamic and are thoroughly enjoying the antics of the little girls who now share our bloodline.
The manipulation of the other to get your own way,
the discovery of the other as a playmate and to share experiences.
The shared giggles.
the sharing of meals
or having a swig.
The rough times
and the good times while learning to share.
The competition for attention and the iPad.
And they are only two and four years old so more glorious discoveries await.