This will come as no surprise to those who know us, but my children are freaks of natures. I've said it to my kids, so they know it, but they don't really know because it's just natural to them. They are freaks in the fact that they hardly ever, almost never, very rarely fight.
They are siblings who get along.
The few times they do fight, it is very unsettling for us as parents. It is such an unusual happening, it throws our whole family groove off.
My son is the oldest and he never looked on his new baby sister as a thing to be jealous of. She was just a boring old baby. Then when she was older, and not so boring, she thought her big brother was the best thing in the world.
A few weeks ago, with the start of orchestra practice, my daughter needed to be picked up after school at 4:30, five days a week. The job of chauffeur fell to my son, after all, he has a license now! The first pick up was a disaster. Some teasing that wasn't taken as teasing and a bad mood or two and they were Not Happy with each other.
After talking to each kid and saying 'ignore teasing' to one and 'this is a job you have to do' to the other, that was it. One sort of fight, and the next day, and all the days since, no problems.
This is why I love these freaks o' mine! I have no idea how we got so lucky, to have two kids who like each other and like hanging out with each and get along so wonderfully. They're laid back, easy going, kind and funny selves are just the bee's knees.
The freaky bee's knees, and I am so proud of them!
This post inspired by the daily prompt at NaBloPoMo