Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Good Child

It's rare that the girls are in trouble at the same time. Here's why. They like to be viewed as "the Good Child."

This morning Audrey was standing on a stool (stage) and performing. Julia came up and started swatting at her. While Julia was getting lectured, Audrey was seen twisting around on the stool with an expression that can only be described as a "sad smirk." She was being the Good Child. Audrey's sad smirk turned into a smiling smirk when Julia was ordered to give her a hug.

Another time, Julia was in trouble from freaking out during homework time. Matt was in Julia's room calming her down, and Good Child Audrey came skipping down the hallway (a great big smile on her face, of course) and hugged me saying, "I love you, Mommy." She even batted her eyelashes. It was all I could do to keep from laughing.

I needed a Good Child Audrey picture to go with this post. Our first shot wasn't too bad.

But, of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone and continued the photo session.

I'm not looking for silly or crazy pictures, child! Let's try again.


Ahhh, there we go! That's my Good Child Audrey!

Then, there's Good Child Julia. She shows up quite often too. Just the other night, Audrey walked to the dinner table and was unhappy with what was being served (AK would be happy if a peanut butter spoon was served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.) Audrey threw a fit and was sent to her room where she continued to cry and cry. The 3 of us left at the table got ready to pray. I asked Julia is she wanted to pray (to which she usually responds, "N. O. spells NO!") but on this particular night she replied, "N-- YES! Of course!" See, it's a Good Child thing.

Good Child Julia often shows up in the late afternoon when Audrey's fits are more pronounced due to tiredness. It is very hard to keep Audrey from falling asleep in the 5 o'clock hour and she's often in a FOUL mood. Julia, on the other hand, likes to walk around saying things like, "Daddy, I just want to snuggle with you. I missed you so much!"

Photo shoot time for Good Child Julia.

They fight a lot. They push. They shove. They tattle.

But sometimes, I see it. I see what I've wanted for them since the time I found out I would have 2 little girls. I see love. I see hugs. I see close friends. I see sisters who will likely share a relationship with each other longer than they will share with any other person ever... any other person ever!


  1. Yes! And those moments give you hope that maybe, one day, they will be BEST FRIENDS! Such beauties!!

  2. Precious...they will always be good friends. Love reading about them.