Wearing dresses they got from the dress-up bin at my house.
Dresses picked up from the consignment store. Christmas dresses that someone, somewhere grew out of...and oh, the joy it brought to them.
The oldest one picked the "santa dress" as she called it.
The youngest one knew immediately she wanted the black knit one with lots of glitter, even though it was much too big. Straps were knotted in the back to make it fit her.
They both wore their fun dresses all day.
They discovered, via me, that they could actually bake in their play bakeware. So, I mixed up some blueberry muffin mix and eagerly they filled it all.
I marveled at how they worked so well together. Pride filled me as I watched them kindly stir the batter, fill the pans and cooperate with each other. You know the feeling.
They moved their chairs and the youngest lost interest for a moment. I watched the older on straighten and organize the tray of ready to bake goodies...
Trouble was brewing and I could see it all transpiring before my eyes...
Little one pulls up chair to resume her chore and proceeds to organize pans to her liking.
They contest for front row chair location, and older one is determined to win. Mawmaw's pride suddenly disappears.
Isn't this just like life for all of us? Everything can be going along fine with family, friends, co-workers and then all of a sudden someone gets what we really want, and it is all downhill from there.
"Jealousy"...what a powerful and devastating emotion that affects each of us in one way or another almost daily.
It will be a life time of learning for these two. I know whereof I speak...even if you are wearing your favorite consignment shop Christmas dresses:)
And, in the end good can still come out of it all...that is real grace and mercy.
ps. thanks to my daughters for their expertise in giving me a blog decor update and a music update, and thanks to my two little girls for another valuable life lesson. What would I do without them!