Having two kids 18 months apart has had its fair share of challenges, but one of the many nice things about it is that they are now starting to be very good friends. Boo and Yaks have started to enjoy coloring together, and I often find them gathered around a little table, coloring in their notebooks and...chatting. I never thought I would see the day when they would actually talk with one another! I'm glad they will always have a sibling, and hopefully a friend. They talk about what they are drawing, about family members, about what we're doing today and about how to be nice (haha). This particular conversation is hard to hear (a result of my having to film at a distance), but they are talking about colors. Notice Yaks - the little tease - takes Boo's "favorite" marker, just to see what she'd do. I'm glad she kept her composure and asked for it back. It sometimes doesn't end so nicely.
Yaks is such a busy boy. He's into everything and the kid talks all day long! He picks up everything from Boo. I'll often ask them, "What are you doing?"when it's perfectly clear that they're making a mess, into something that is off limits or potentially hazardous. I just like to hear what they say. Yaks learned this little phrase as a reply to my question, and I think it's so cute. "I doing sumping" (I'm doing something). In this case, he's pushed the bar stool over to the sink with the intention of flooding the kitchen (washing his hands). His little face is so expressive, I often find myself just smiling at him when he's talking to me, even when he's really upset. It's just too cute!