Originally posted on my old wordpress blog Jan. 21, 2011.
My daughter issued a strict no-boys policy for her room this week. I absolutely can empathize with her on this one, but even so, I wondered if I should remind her that it is actually my room that I am allowing her to occupy free of charge.
Besides, her little brother secretly adores her and although neither one will admit it publicly, they are each other’s best friend. He will play Barbie and babies with her; she will play trains and dinosaurs with him. They wrestle and giggle and tickle and fight. If one is coloring a picture, the other has to grab a page and do one too. If one jumps on the dog for a snuggle, before I know it, there is a literal dog pile in the living room. They are inseparable and I love it.
All the same, I told her she doesn’t have to let Charlie in, but she simply may not sit on him in the hallway until he squeaks to prevent him from coming in. I have a feeling he is going to be her friend whether she likes it or not.