Before I tell you the following story, I want you to take a good long look at the picture above. See the sibling love? Can’t you just feel the warmth and fondness of their relationship emanating from her sweet harmonica song and his soft coos? Got it? Okay.
Today Violet bit Henry. Not super hard, but enough to leave toothmarks on his little pink arm. He cried, she did too–albeit for a different reason–and then we had a good long talk about how brothers and sisters do not hurt each other. I thought the issue was resolved until I put them in the bath together right after. Next thing I know, my sweet son has wrapped his iron fist into her soft curls and Violet is officially freaking out. Let me tell you, having her hair seriously yanked by Henry really rattled Violet’s cage. So let’s review; older sibling hurts younger sibling in a classic case of might-makes-right. Younger sibling gets his revenge by deviously waiting until least expected. Typical.