We are raising girls that dig in and aren’t afraid of a little dirt and hard work. But they are competitive. Miss E was planting “her” garden the other night with pink petunias and white and purple pansies. She was mess making but happy as can be in the dirt. As I snapped a photo, Miss A walked into the picture.
How did the older sister handle it? Well by throwing dirt at her, of course. Intruders are not welcome in the garden.
The dirt throwing of Miss E’s shooed her sister away and she just went along planting, as if nothing had happened or so I thought. Until I got closer, I realized Miss E was crying. Our girls might be dig in the dirt type, competitive girls but they are sensitive.
Miss A’s tough shell was broken by the dirt throwing of her sister. She was sobbing. And Miss E was crying feeling so bad she had thrown dirt at her sister.
You are so right. We can learn a lot from our children!
Wonderful story to learn from.
I was totally the sister throwing the dirt LOL as a child … well… I would do it now too!