The last couple of days I have noticed something that makes me happy and also sad. Caleb and Gracie have really been playing together a lot. I mean like actual playing. While upstairs folding laundry, they were "cooking" in the little kitchen, dressing up for a day at the beach, and playing babies with all of the stuffed animals.
I love that they are enjoying each other. I love that she is so sweet and kind to her baby brother. I love the way he follows her around.
What makes me sad, though, is that Kanin really isn't a part of any of this. There is a 4 year age gap between Kanin and GracieAnn and a 6 year age gap between Kanin and Caleb. With this many years between them, Kanin just isn't interested in playing the same things that the "babies" are into. He would rather be watching his shows, playing World Cup Soccer on the PS3, or writing about countries. He seems content in doing these things on his own but, as a Mommy, it makes me sad that he isn't part of their little group.
I'm sure as Caleb gets older and becomes involved in sports they will have a lot more in common but, for now, it just sometimes seems like Kanin is the outsider.