My kids have always gotten along so well. Of course, it helps that Hannah was almost seven years old when Patrick was born. However, Patrick and Willow are not quite two years and they play quite nicely. They shared a room for years, until this past summer when we moved to the new house, and didn’t want to be separated. They are best friends.
Willow and Cooper are a completely different story.
Willow is three years older than Cooper, and a bit of a bossy-boots. It doesn’t work so well when she is with Patrick, because he can speak up for himself. But with Cooper, holy crap. All they do is fight. Nearly every time they play, they argue. It goes on all. day. long. I try to let them sort things on their own, I try talking to Willow, to Cooper, I try showing them both how to make things work, I even try separating them, or redirecting them. And it all works for a little bit, and then they start up again!
Willow constantly tries to make Cooper do what she wants and he is just too stubborn to give in. They do have their sweet moments. Tonight Willow was painting her nails, and Cooper asked her his to paint his. He loves playing with her (until she tries to steer things to suit her) and I love it when they get along. I just wish it happened more often!
Do your littles get along?