When I got home from work today, the girls immediately presented me with a “program”, one that outlined the “show” they’d been working on to present to Daddy and me.
Sleenky and Sisters.
We are going to do sleenky tricks and how we like being sisters.
They were SO excited. There was lots of whispering and planning leading up to the big event. After supper, as promised, they escorted us upstairs, where they’d lined two chairs with blankets for us to sit on. They “hid” behind a pile of pillows, and then began their show.
First up, there were sleenky [i.e. "slinky"] tricks. They illustrated how they could move the slinky from hand to hand. Then The Amazing Baby A illustrated how she could build a tall tower of blocks. And The Incredible Baby B showed how she could force two magnets together.
There was a robot demonstration, which consisted of the girls running around “like robots”, having their batteries run down, and then recharging themselves by the wall.
My favorite part was the “sister show”. Each baby held one end of the slinky, and they coordinated to move it from hand to hand. Then they bicycled their legs. And then – upon my suggestion – they tried singing the A-B-C song alternating letters. (That didn’t work out perfectly, but they had fun!)
The show ended with a grand finale, catapulting the slinky down the stairs.
How incredibly heartwarming it was to see the girls working together, professing their sisterhood. And how sweet it was to see their first “show”…which reminded me of the many, many “shows” I put on by myself, and certainly any time I had a friend over, when I was a little girl.
What a great gift to come home to!!!