Is it really possible? I’m holding my breath and peaking out from between my fingers. I might be dreaming. If I am, it will seem like a cruel joke when I wake up.
Is it possible my children can actually hear me? I thought it was only the neighborhood dogs that knew when I was talking. Are they realing playing together? Could Delaney really be turing a corner? She hasn’t sassed me today. She has been extraordinarily sweet to Cooper – offering to read to him, moving over to share her chair, even offering to share her lemonade. It might be a joke. Do three year old’s play practical jokes? Could she have confused the notion of April Fool’s Day? Maybe she thinks any joke in April qualifies for ‘April Fools’. Hmmmmm
Or maybe, I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth (always thought that phrase was funny….what is a gift horse?) Maybe I will just sit back and enjoy the peace of it all. Yes…that is exactly what I will do. I will spend the rest of the day with my fingers crossed behind my back. I will smile sweetly when they include me in their play.
I will consider this the bright new beginning of a beautiful friendship between brother and sister. And I will, at least for today, take credit for it. 🙂