Friday, May 02, 2008

Out of the mouth of Lola...

Fifi really can not stand Lola. As soon as Lola approaches her, she ducks and turns the other direction.

Lola is too loud. Lola is too aggressive. Lola hugs too tightly.

I try very hard each day to refrain from screaming, "Let go of your sister. She does not like you." Those words might damage both of them. Instead, I remind Lola for the 473rd time that she needs to be soft spoken, gentle, and loving towards her baby sister. And then I watch as she hugs, hooks, and tackles her sister later erupting in obnoxious laughter. Uncontrollable wicked laughter.

The truth is. Fifi does not fancy Lola.

However, yesterday I observed something that made my heart swoon. I stopped and watched the sisters interact for the very first time. I had no Nikon. I had no video camera. I had nothing to remember this glorious event but my memory.

I watched as they sat next to one another on the floor of Fifi's room. Their legs gently touching. Lola was reading the Hungry Caterpillar to her in a soft and gentle voice that I did not know she had. I peeked around the corner to see Fifi pointing and Lola lovingly touching her.

I smiled. My heart smiled.

I had just observed the first genuine sisterly moment between them. I walked into the room and knelt before them. "Lola, sweet Lola. What a great big sister you are. Fifi loves you so much."

Lola smiled and looked up at me with her big beautiful eyes and said, "I am a good big sister. I didn't even fart. I didn't even fart one teeny tiny time."

84classy comments:

Chelsea said...

This is such a good story! I love the differences between sisters. And moments like these.

The Mom said...

Hee hee, so cute!

Shellie said...

Those moments are the stuff that keep you going. Sweet and funny!!

LaskiGal said...

Oh, Lola and Fifi . . . beautiful. My heart swells for you, too. What a precious moment. And and a bit of laughter too!

Huckdoll said...

I'm so glad you caught that moment. It seems that in this house, all the girls do is fight...but occasionally I'll catch an intimate moment, like today when they were playing beauty shop - painting each others toe nails and brushing hair. I actually had a tear in my eye seeing the love and peace.

Mr Lady said...

My middle loathed my youngest until just recently. He is still uncertain, but the absolute hatred has lifted. I am happy it is for you, too!

cyndy said...

Not even one little teeny time! ROFL I love it.
What a sweet story!

Happy Days said...

Sometimes I feel like my Abby and your Lola are soul sisters!
Great Story!

Big D said...
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April said...

I absolutely positively LOVE child logic! LOL That was too cute.

Wendi said...

I am glad to know they shared a bonding moment and it did not involve gas!
That Lola is too much!

Stella said...

How sweet is that?!?!

The boy tends to shy away from the girl because she is aggressive, even at one and he's 3. But those moments when they hug or play together are just so precious!

Krystyn said...

What a great story of sisterly love...so nice her her not to fart..."not even once!"

Indy said...

That is soooo funny. Lola is something else!

Karen said...

Bwahahahaha!!! Yes, she knows what being a big sister is all about.

Smart A$$ Mom said...

How hysterical is THAT?! I always find it so funny when the baby is already clued into the fact the elder sibling is bit on the wild side.

Thanks for the laugh!

Kash said...

What is she talking about? Must she really try to refrain from farting that hard to make a comment about it. I would love figure out how ot works. Buzi.

Stephanie said...

I can only hope I have another girl one day - I love sisters and this is such a sweet & special story.

Jessica said...

I love sibling love! My 2 year old boy told me yesterday he only tackled his 6 mos old sister "gently." Gentle and Tackle shouldn't be in the same sentence. Lola will be a good big sister...takes time. Heck my sister and I weren't really friends until I was 20 and she was 25 :)

Crystal said...

Bahahaha. That is great. They will work it out more as they get older (at least until they become teenagers).

Sue said...

I must be a good sister too because I don't think I have farted next to mine either! At least not lately!

So cute, I am glad that you caught it!

MommyTime said...

I am laughing so so hard right now. That sounds just like something my son would say! I am glad for sisterly love for your sake. I know how touching those moments can be.

Beyond A Mommy said...

LOL, didn't see those words coming! haha

Eve Grey said...

ahahaha, Lola sounds hilarious.

LunaNik said...

HahaHA! Not farting on your sister...now THAT is love. Wait...or is it that farting on your sister shows your love...I can't remember. ::shrugs::

Kelly said...

LOL, I did NOT expect that last line. That is hilarious, and still a sweet story!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

There's nothing sweeter than a big sister reading to her little sister and not farting. Really.

Rachel said...

That is so adorable! What a great story, even though you had no camera.. you have it emblazoned on your heart and you've shared it here so it will never be forgotten.

Stephanie said...

How funny! Kids can say the craziest things (as I discovered and documented on my blog.) HA!

Mary said...

I'm glad Lola realizes what makes a good sister! :) What a sweet moment fo all of you.

Memaw's memories said...

Is that not the sweetest thing? My four year old granddaughter says poot. I've been telling her ladies don't poot. But she loves that word and will always tell you when she does it.

Lisa said...

What a fabulous story!!! I puffy heart Lola!

I too am always toting the camera around, and sometimes it's nice to just capture the moment with just your memory....without a lens involved, you know?

LceeL said...

This gets MY vote for the "Perfect Post".

And I'd also like to say, any young lady who is starting out in life so focussed on bodily functions (as she obviously is) is definitely starting out on the right foot. Lord help the young men of the future.

The Immoral Matriarch said...

*lololol*

That is adorable!!!

Kimmylyn said...

That is soul food stuff.. and her response was just perfect.

Ashlee said...

You can tell there is a big brother in your house too. :0)

Stacey @Real World Mom said...

How sweet! And she didn't even fart! What a good sister! ;-)

molsmonkey said...

So this is what i have to look forward to...sisters who share farts! haha! that's classy!

Amanda said...

haha! I'm glad she resisted the urge.

allisonsays.com said...

Oh, how sweet! Thanks for sharing that beautiful story.

Don Mills Diva said...

Think of the restraint! That speaks of great, great love.

Val said...

Oh, I love those moments....and they are few and far between at our house too.

Just this morning, Daughter (4) tripped and fell. Son (2) went running to her screaming "Chochee (his name for her! Chochee! O.k.?"
When he finally reached her hey hugged and she said "I'm fine." as he rubbed her hurt knee.

It's those moments that help me go on as they are kicking, screaming and pulling one another's hair!

amanda said...

truly priceless :)

Natalie said...

I was going to say "oh how sweet" and then I got to the end and laughed my hiney off.

Very cute story.

the MomBabe said...

Well, that qualifies her for sister of the year.

Kimber said...

You gotta love that Lola! That sounds like such a sweet moment!Interstingly, Kate is not too fond of her louder, more agressive oldest brother. She is COMPLETELY taken with the quieter, softer, gentler middle one who pretty much ignores her:) That is the one we were thinking of for Lola to marry(the one with the prayer table).

k

Blessings From Above said...

Priceless!

Lola is a sassy one. Just wait until she is a teenager...you're in trouble!!! :)

ConverseMomma said...

This story makes me laugh but it moves me because it is so close to my own. My Bug is so rough with little butterfly. Even when he tries to love her, I worry she will break against his exhuberance. But, the other day I was letting them jump on Momma's big bed, and they collapsed into fits of giggles, and she laid her head on his heaving chest, and he patted her little head with his hands, and I wept, of course. There is so much joy, isn't there, in having children?

Katie said...

What a great moment to get to observe!! I love that last part, what a hoot!! :)

P said...

Yeah, I just love those moments. Unfortunately, they are few and far between. But when they happen, it just makes your heart sing.

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Great fun post! Cute sister story. You have to write that one in her journal...

Elaine A. said...

Oh. My. Gosh that is funny!! So girls talk about farting too? Good to know.

My boys have really started interacting lately too. And yes, ther are both sweet times and tackling! : )

BusyDad said...

HAHAHA! I guess I STILL haven't mastered how to be a good big brother.

krissy said...

Hi Mommy...

That was a cute story. And I think everyone is glad that you are back to the bloggy world. You are so adored.

Hugs!

Miss said...

Your kids are just too sweet. LOVE the farting reference!

Kathryn said...

Oh good lawd. That is hilarious! Thank you for the laugh. I needed that.
Truly a sweet moment. I love it!

Joeprah said...

I am so not a good husband. :D

Taya said...

Ah, sisterly love. Gotta love it. Makes me feel a twing guilty my daughter will miss out on that. (But stills gets great flatulence material from little brother!)

just jamie said...

How lucky for your girls to grow up with those tender moments. Oh and the moments of fighting over the bathroom, a boyfriend, a cute outfit, Prom Queen ... whatever it may be.

Tara said...

Ahhh...sister love is the best. And the funniest! My girls are 16 months apart. Love each other one minute and are choking each other the next.

Btw, my husband and I went out last night. I chose between sensible shoes and heels. I chose the heels and thought of you!

CC said...

So I was totally swooning with you until that last comment. Then I was just laughing!

Chelsea said...

Hey, do you use Google Reader? It is a good way to keep up with blogs. Since you have so many that you try to keep track of, I think it might work well for you!

chickadee said...

OMG, I am completely HOWLING!

MamaWise said...

T3 finally started interacting with GG in a loving matter for split-seconds at a time. I wasn't sure they would like each other, but slowly I see there is hope :)

April said...

You know what I love about this? I cried before I laughed! So often it works the other way around. This is much more satisfying.

Maureen said...

Now THAT's a good sister!!!

Hah!

Maureen
Blog Hoppin'

Angie said...

Oh my gosh...what a little character!

beth said...

I am laughing and laughing, because she sounds exactly like my oldre daughter.

carrie said...

I think that is the cutest sibling bonding story I have EVER heard . . . EVER! :)

Feener said...

oh PRICELESS.

Amanda said...

That is a fantastic story!!! Love it!!!

david mcmahon said...

It's what sisters do!!!

Sorry I've been AWOL for a while. Blame it on the new job ....

Beth said...

Ahhh....Lola. Now that's one classy kid! tee hee...

Jane the Sane said...

Great story! I never got a long well with my older sister. I hope this is a good sign for Lola and Fifi.

Holly said...

Beautiful. I love those moments when they get along. They're precious.

the mama bird diaries said...

How sweet. and funny.

My absolute favorite moments of parenting is when i see my two girls loving each other.

Sandy C. said...

LOL! Now that is sweet honesty at it's best :)

What a wonderful moment to see as a mom. Flatulence free and all!

Lisa said...

So sweet--my older son is so in live with that book :)

Kendra said...

My middle child, my one and only daughter, is the exact same way. Perhaps it is a middle child thing?

I love those heart melting moments between siblings. Nothing is better than that.

calicobebop said...

A classy little girl, just like her Mama! How sweet!

Shelle said...

Okay, so I hope that you read this far down your comments...but I love this cute story and I have this thing on my blog where I post cute things or funny things kids DO and SAY that I find on the internet myself or that people have sent me! I was wondering if I could use this funny story...it's a crack up...I will most definitley link back to your site...but if you don't want me to use the story or want to remain anonymous, just let me know...thanks in advance...my email is blokthoughts@gmail.com...

my blog is www.blokthoughtsnmore.blogspot.com

I love your site! :)

lime said...

oh...my...stars...surely the absence of flatulence is the highest expression of love. i'm dying here.

here via david, btw.

Amy said...

Those tender moments between sisters are amazing. And way too few and far between in this house as well.

i beati said...

hilarious and touching haahahahhaha

 

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