I got down to doing up the girls' hair the same way this Sunday. However, Jaide's hairdo did not last beyond reaching church... LOL
It is such a blessing to have the two girls so close in age. My heart is warmed whenever I see Jayna taking good care of her little sister. Because Jaide emulates Jayna in many ways, both the good and the bad, I have to remind my older girl that she has the added responsibility of setting a good example for Jaide to follow. It's really uncanny to hear them scream the same way. It's also ironic the way they argue over who gets to sleep on the mattress on the floor rather than the pretty pink bed which they both adored when it first arrived!
It's wonderful fun to watch them have company to play the girlie stuff which Joash cannot appreciate. But it's also hard to settle the disagreements that very often escalate into fierce cat fights. I guess it's all part and parcel of being sisters, something I've always wished I had the chance to experience. I've also wanted an elder brother to dote on me and I'm glad the girls have that too in their loving big bro Joash. Very often, he actually helps me to break up their quarrels and I don't even have to step in at all.
I'm thankful that Jayna and Jaide will have someone at home to confide in about their crushes and share or exchange clothes with as they grow up. I can imagine them chatting with each other till late at night. They may exercise, hang out, go shopping or travel together. They can consult each other regarding their ambitions and career paths. Perhaps they'll have someone to accompany them in their dating experience or even motherhood journey. They won't be lonely even if they choose to remain single. That is, of course, not forgetting the possibility of door-slamming or cold war episodes that only girls do best. *sweat*
I pray that they will truly cherish their sisterhood and learn how to nurture that uniquely precious relationship that can potentially last a lifetime.