A Budding Friendship

January 29, 2009 6:00 am

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a change in my kids. Elliot hasn’t suffered as much abuse at the hand of her jealous brother. In a few instances, Graham has actually alluded to the fact that he might be starting to like her.

They shared a bath where Elliot didn’t get pushed underwater.

Elliot got within two feet of Graham and didn’t get punched.

She TOUCHED his toy and he let her.

They worked together to prepare a meal. (Yes, that is Elmo/Cookie Monster in the microwave. Why do you ask?)

They enjoyed said meal together.

They watched Blues Clues while having a snack and destroying our carpet. Together. (That’s Graham’s birthday cake hat that one of us wears daily while we sing happy birthday to everything in sight)

I’m not sure if it’s a fluke or that Graham is just too sleep deprived to beat on his sister but I’ve been enjoying watching them together. I know we’re not out of the woods yet but I’m glad to have gotten a glimpse of the relationship they might have someday soon.


  1. K

    So cute. I want a second one someday. I know my sister and I would go through love/hate phases, but in general we got along.

    Ks last blog post..My Secret Theme Song

  2. Deemarie

    They look so adorably happy!!!!! Hopefully it’s a lifelong phase… or at least last a few weeks!
    And… I’m baaaccck!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Deemaries last blog post..Hasay! I’m updating!!!

  3. Sprite's Keeper

    Sorry, I missed that!
    I know where you got that hat! At the same store where I was accosted by some random schmoe! Table and chairs look familiar too, hm. (Love that store!)
    My sister and I were 21 months apart, sometimes we acted like twins, sometimes we acted like we didn’t know each other. It’s good to see them getting along. And Elliot’s cheeks need some serious chomping. NOM!

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..Totally Randomized Tuesday- You know where this is going..

  4. Cape Cod Gal

    Do you children always eat meals topless? I thought I was the only one….:)

    I know, I know…it makes the clean up easier. Me too! LOL!

    Cape Cod Gals last blog post..Why I’ll Never Be A Good Yogi

  5. WickedStepMom

    The way my mom tells it, I use to beat up on my brother. I was the younger sister and I would walk by and slug him at random as a baby. I wish I never stopped! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    WickedStepMoms last blog post..A light at the end of the tunnel

  6. Lydia @ On The Verge

    That is great. Enjoy the moments while you can! Mine get along for about five minutes a day!

    Lydia @ On The Verges last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Ouch!

  7. Brenda-SeriouslyMama

    If this keeps up can you send some of that love up to Wisconsin? My kids need a rubber room and a score card. Seriously, I never thought that a boy and girl would pick at each other so much.

    Those kiddos of your are ADORABLE!

    Brenda-SeriouslyMamas last blog post..Disney On Ice tickets! It’s another giveaway!

  8. Cameron

    It’s a fluke. Don’t let your guard down…that’s when they pounce!!

    Camerons last blog post..You Rawk / Suck!!!

  9. Sarah

    Those kids are adorable. Yeah My oldest two are finally starting to actually talk toeach other and not end the conversation with “I’m not your friend if you don’t play with me” bribes. : )

    Sarahs last blog post..My Very Very Wordful Wednesday

  10. phhhst

    Oh, they are so adorable. Enjoy those days! They go by so quickly. It seems like a minute ago mine were playing in plastic kitchens.

    phhhsts last blog post..Then, Lucky Me, I’m off to the Opera

  11. Heather

    LOL….yes, it’s cute to watch but, don’t be fooled…this soon will pass!!!

    Heathers last blog post..Get in my belly!!!

  12. Keely

    Aw, soon they’ll be ganging up together on YOU! Can’t hardly wait!

    Keelys last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Wheeeee!

  13. feener

    today in the sitting room at the gym some boy must have been mean, sass came out and said Frass stuck up for me. they were quite bonded by the experience

    feeners last blog post..heartbroken

  14. Mrs. C.

    Aha, this is the beginning of a lovely friendship. Then they begin to plot against you…

    Many is the time I lay down the law to either Jones or Pony Girl, and as soon as my back is turned they have their heads together whispering. I can only surmise they are saying how MEAN I am and plotting how to trade me for a nicer mom or put ex-lax in my mocha.

    Love your pictures today!!

  15. Michelle

    Very sweet pictures. Watching my kids blossom from siblings into friends has been one of my greatest joys. Last night my 9 year old actually helped her 7 year old sister dry dishes. Without being asked!

    Michelles last blog post..Max Headroom is in the Hizzow!

  16. Michelle

    SO CUTE!!!
    They are adorable together. Methinks this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship…

    Michelles last blog post..Wednesday’s Fluff

  17. Captain Dumbass

    I’m sure he’ll get over it soon.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..The Cannons Don’t Thunder, There’s Nothin’ To Plunder*

  18. HeatherPride

    Oh, those babies in the bathtub!!!! Squeeee!!! I am lovin’ Graham’s stylin hat too. So cute!!

    HeatherPrides last blog post..Funkytown

  19. Julie@Cool Mom Guide

    Soon enough, they’ll be plotting against you. At least they’ll practice team work! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Julie@Cool Mom Guides last blog post..Wordless Wednesday-Daiquiriโ€™s Anyone?

  20. Petra a.k.a. The Wise (Young) Mommy

    Nice! Don’t worry, they are going to be the best of friend someday. And he will be beating up guys that try to date her, instead of her ๐Ÿ™‚

    Petra a.k.a. The Wise (Young) Mommys last blog post..Since a Post About Taxes Would Be Really Boring…

  21. FoN

    That’s pretty cute. And not giving Elliot the smack down when she touched a toy is MAJOR.

    The sibling relationship is fascinating to watch develop. Jake gets quickly frustrated by Lena, but the first random kid that laughed at her when she fell off the toboggan last weekend got a pretty hard shove complements of Jake coupled with a โ€œSHUT UP sheโ€™s only THREE!โ€ It was awesome.

    FoNs last blog post..I wish I could afford Liposuction

  22. cyndi

    aw, wub! and the good thing is it saves space on your blog to post them in the same picture ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was an only, so I’m always in awe of the relationships siblings have, the good and the bad aspects completely enthrall me. Hope yours are on happy trails!

    cyndis last blog post..Homework, I want to do homework

  23. Kristy

    they are too cute together!

    Kristys last blog post..Nominate Your Favorite Mommy Blogger!

  24. Kia (Good Enough Mama)

    Awesome! What a couple of cuties. No wonder you had more than one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Kia (Good Enough Mama)s last blog post..Seriously, Doooods. Iโ€™m Blushing.

  25. Jenni Jiggety

    I hope it keeps up!

  26. carrie

    Awwwwww. happy times. Mine go in and out of that but it is awesome when it happens.

    carries last blog post..Nuf Said Againโ€ฆโ€ฆ.

  27. Gin

    I wish my babies will be like that in the next future…

    Gins last blog post..A Joint Anniversary Giveaway

  28. Amber

    Oh. Em. Gee. What adorable little angels! I really hope they continue to be friendies. My son and daughter get along really well. They’d be so bored without each other. Of course, if you asked them, they’d tell you they hate each other.

    There’s 7 years between my 2nd and 3rd kids and I’m definitely having another baby so Harley can have a playmate. (and so he doesn’t expect me to entertain him because I can’t be bothered)

    Ambers last blog post..33 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About ME

  29. mrsbear

    They are so sweet together. I love the spaghetti faces. It’s kind of a pain in the ass now, but eventually they’re gonna be best buds. My girls despise each other most days, but whenever I walk in on them being decent to each other, it melts my mommy heart.

    mrsbears last blog post..Zombies in the News

  30. jenni

    oh my god that is so god damn sweet, I’m all weepy.

    jennis last blog post..Wordless Wednesday #6: Miles Smiles

  31. GreenJello

    Very sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    But my favorite pics were the ones of them eating the meal without clothes on. I’m not the only mother who did this…? ๐Ÿ™‚

    GreenJellos last blog post..Time to Move In!

  32. Gina

    Your kids are absolutely adorable…and now I totally want another one. (I, too, feed my little guy topless.)

    Ginas last blog post..Every job has occupational hazards.

  33. Katie

    Aww, that reminds me of Sayde & Connor, way back when they were so little. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the birthday hat – Sayde is still wearing her paper crown from mid-December.

  34. Jim

    There’s a glimmer of hope there.

    Jims last blog post..The Spider

  35. kirsten

    Very Cute! I love the kitchen, love the pics!

    kirstens last blog post..The next undrafted free agent signed by the bucs isโ€ฆ.

  36. Jonnny's Mommy

    Yeah! For now there is peace. It may get worse again, but they will always love each other because they are the closest relatives they will have with the exception of mommy and daddy.

    Wow. That was the most obvious and stupid statement ever. but you know what I mean….when you and your husband are gone, they will still have each other.

    OK. Now that was depressing.

    I’m just going to stop while I’m way behind now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jonnny’s Mommys last blog post..Get Thee Behind Me, Dentist

  37. Cat

    The cuteness squeezes.

    Cats last blog post..I’ve Got Nothing Else To Do This Month

  38. Toni

    Casey, those pictures are great! Your kids are adorable, not that I need to tell you that!!!

    I am sure Graham is starting to appreciate having someone to play with.

    Tonis last blog post..

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