At the end of the day, when it was almost bedtime for my sisters, I was sitting outside watching the girls play on the deck. I told them that they had fifteen minutes before they had to brush their teeth, but since we were waiting for my mom to get home from running to a friend's house anyway, I was a pushover and let them play for quite a while. It was quite enjoyable for me to watch them.
Have you ever watched young kids play? Not participated or interacted with them in any way, but just sat back and watched them? The imagination of a young child has to be one of the most precious things in the whole world. My sisters were pretending to be cats, and when Twin B decided she was a human again, Twin A said to her in the sweetest little kitten-like voice, "Why could you be a human again? How did that happen?!" And a little while later, when they were planning their trip to Neverland, Twin B pointed to the sky and exclaimed, "Look up there! A thousand sapphires and a thousand pixie dust sprinkles!" I was part amused and part inspired by their play together.
Watching my little sisters play can get annoying sometimes; they can get whiny, or bother me when I'm trying to do something, or sometimes I just don't want to watch them. But those beautiful moments when I have nothing else to do and I can just sit back and watch the girls interact with each other give me so much joy. I wish we could just keep those moments forever and keep them this small and innocent. I'm so grateful for the way I've gotten my siblings, because it means that I have been blessed with these big age gaps that allow me to appreciate my younger siblings.
Do you like to sit and watch little kids play? What do you enjoy about the experience?
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