Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happiness Is....

....watching our daughters walk into school together.

Kait is a Senior this year. Emma is in 8th grade and goes to the middle school that shares a campus with the high school. (our district does it this way for a multitude of reasons) Emma's first period class is at the high school.

Kait could be annoyed with the idea that her sister is hanging around. She could make her walk five steps behind. She could ignore her. She could tell her to go away. But she does not. Emma's first period class in 7th grade was at the high school too. Emma was invited to hang out with Kait and her friends before school. It was fine with Kait's friends because it was fine with Kait.

I know so many families with siblings constantly at each other's throats. They can't even imagine a world where their children would spend time together voluntarily.

Ours do.

It makes me happy.