I know, I know. I've been so mushy about my relationship with Chris lately. Some of you are probably rolling your eyes right now and saying, "Oh geez, not another post!". But this is different.
We are lucky because we have good kids.
Yesterday, I posted about that whiney kid who is in Maya's playgroup. And then how Maya and Nadia were starting to fight and get on my nerves. Well, I should have been thankful.
Maya and Nadia truly love each other. I can already tell. Maya protects her. Nadia misses Maya when she's at school. For the few couple of weeks of Maya's school, Nadia would go around saying, "Maya come home? Maya come home!" Even now, a month and a half into the school year, Nadia still cries when Maya gets on the bus. And they, for the most part, play really well together.
And other people tell me that they are well-behaved. Yesterday, the other girls left, leaving a mess behind for Maya to clean up. Not a huge one, but a couple of games were strewn about the living room. As I was getting dinner ready, I asked Maya to clean it up. She said, "How come they didn't help me clean up? They should have before they left." I said to that, "Yes, I know, baby. But we didn't know what time they were leaving, so we didn't have a chance to ask." Then she said, "Well, I help them clean up when I go to their house for playgroup. They should help me too! HUMPH!" On the one hand, I wanted to tell her to not depend on others like that. And then I realized that wow, she actually remembers what I told her about helping others when you help make the mess. I was so proud of her. She cleaned up pretty quickly (because it wasn't a huge mess to begin with) and came to me and said, "I did it so fast like you want me to, Mommy!"
I told Chris yesterday while we were chatting, "we really have good children, Chris". We really do.