Well, I think it is now official that Gabe and Molly have completely transitioned from the like to love phase. There is no turning back. At almost 1 year old our little boy is here to stay and Molly is quite okay with that.
In the past several weeks we have noticed a big change in Molly and Gabe's dynamic. I mean they have always been interested in the other and definitely managed to overstep boundaries before resulting in an cry fest but now it is somewhat different.
They have become inseparable. Now please note that I have four siblings...I know that this emotion is fleeting so we will soak it up why we can.
Two weeks ago we were at a park. This little girl came up to Gabriel and tried to pick him up. Gabe wanted to explore the playground equipment and was feeling a bit bothered with this stranger. From the top of the slide whooshes a miniature blur of crazy hair. She picks up Gabe and tells the other little girl that her "Gabey does not want hugs please".
Yesterday Gabe woke up from nap and was having some great alone time with his daddy. Gabe wanted on the ground so Kelly obliged. Minutes later, Gabe preceded to tear down the hall and throw himself in to Molly's closed door to open it and wake her up. Molly thought it was a great surprise...not so much daddy.
Today, I rounded the corner to see Molly in the middle of pinching Gabe's arm for sucking on her baby dolls foot. She knows that this is ground for an instant time out. Molly meltdown... so what does Gabe do?
Talks to her under the door for the whole time-out of course. Those tears quickly became laughter and the threat of time-out was now transformed to a game.