Its no secret that my oldest son and youngest daughter don’t exactly get along all the time. (Please read that as they hardly ever get along. Like once a month maybe they aren’t arguing . Or once a blue moon do they find themselves actually enjoying one another’s company.) So, in the rare moments they do get a long and are enjoying each other, I try to take a picture of it. Or 10 pictures because who knows when the next time will be! On this particular occasion they were having the best time with James pushing Olivia off the foot stool multiple times. Olivia tried pushing James but her legs were too short so they talked Audrey into joining in the fun!
And speaking of rare moments of getting along, I witnessed another rare moment in its own category. One night over the weekend Olivia was giving me a little push back about eating one of her meals. James had already finished and he challenged Olivia to a contest (which she cannot refuse) and said “Hey Olivia if you don’t eat that it means I beat you. If you eat then you will tie with me. Do you want to tie with me or have me beat you?” She didn't even answer first instead she quickly ate what ever it was and with a mouth full said “tie with you.” I think it took me an hour to pick my jaw up off the floor. In fact, I’m still not believing that it happened. But with wide eyes I thanked James for thinking so creatively and helping to get her to eat. He WINKED at me and said “Your welcome, Mom.” These are the moments I live for as a mother. They may be few and far between but when they happen its the sweetest fruits I could get.