This was a normal afternoon. They were playing with blocks and I was a casual, and fortunate, observer as Jane started to panic when Lyla was encroaching upon her block masterpiece. I watched her anxiety melt into empathy as she made a very deliberate decision to share with her sister, rather than push her away and yell. She took some blocks and put them in a pile: "here lyla, you can play with these ones!" It's a really awesome thing to watch your children make good decisions out of their own desire to do so. Jane gets true and genuine satisfaction out it too, when she realizes she made a good choice. "Look momma! I made her happy!"
Laughing at their daddy :)