Many of my favorite moments in the last few months with the kids have been watching or listening to them play together (when they play nicely.)
Today, while I was preparing dinner, they were playing in the living room. The living room is at the front of the house while the kitchen is at the back with a 10 foot hallway separating. Close enough to hear, far enough to be separate.
So I'm doing my thing in the kitchen when I hear JD say, "Toodles, do you have an 'S'?"
"It's right here!" she replied.
"Okay, Toodles, put a red circle on the 'S'."
"Okay, JD," she said. I had to peek in.
They were playing the I Spy version of Bingo together. JD was calling out the letters while helping his sister find her letters. He was very patient and not bossy at all.
While many other moments over the course of the day would tell otherwise, as well as a couple of marks on JD's face, they really love each other and do find ways to show it.