I feel like I have to preface this by saying Kylee and Alexis have an amazing relationship and it is so much fun watching them on a daily basis interact with each other. It is special to see Kylee watch over her sister, listen to them laugh and watch Lexi being Kylee's little shadow. Lexi just lights up when she gets time with Kylee and is a whole other person on the mornings Kylee doesn't have preschool.
Now with all of this comes the beginning of the "love hate" relationship, the "I had it first" line over and over or Kylee giving Alexis stern instructions that she must follow or Kylee gives her a consequence...Why does she think she is the mother? (I can't wait to watch her be one down the road)
I've been worried about teaching certain gospel principles and the other day had this...
SCENE: Kylee and Alexis playing trains downstairs while I'm working on the computer. Ky's frustration rising as I hear Lexi constantly messing up the track.
Alexis: Hysterically crying as she comes up the stairs to me..."Mom Mom Mom"
Mom: "What happened sweetheart?"
Alexis: pointing to head "Kyie, Kyie"
Mom: Did Kylee hit you?
Mom: (yelling down the stairs) "Kylee what happened?!!!!!"
Kylee: "Be quiet, I'm saying a prayer for Heavenly Father to forgive me for hurting Lexi!"
What do you say next? Looks like all that Easter discussion maybe did pay off. Unfortunately we did have similar situations repeat over the last few days with not nearly the same reaction but hey it is in there somewhere and now Ky must beware of her tattle tailing sister who won't let her get away with anything.
Next scenario looking for some help on...
Today all of a sudden Kylee's eye begins stinging and hurting
Kylee: "Ouch, my eye is hurting really really bad!"
Mom: "Ok, I'll be there in a second"
Kylee: "Dear Heavenly Father please help my eye to stop hurting" (I'm impressed)
She proceeds to wash it out with water and I look inside and tell her to put a wet wash cloth on it.
Kylee: "Why isn't Heavenly Father answering my prayer?"
Mom: "Sometimes it doesn't happen right away"
Kylee: "But I thought he was magical and it is still hurting really bad"
With a little bit of time I did explain that some answers come quickly and others may take awhile. Later that evening her eye was fine and we did point out that her prayer was answered. What do you do when it's not? I know some of mine are taking a LONG time. I just think the faith of a little child is amazing and love watching little pieces of the gospel come together for them.