We were at a playdate yesterday with a friend of mine who sits for two girls, 4 and 6, and has a daughter, 5, and son, 2. Avery was playing with a plastic grocery cart and pushed it over by where we were sitting. She stood at the side of it and was playing with the contents. My friend’s son came by and grabbed the handle bar, attempting to pull it away. Avery, not so kindly, said, “Let go of that, plea-ease! Plea-ease!”
I could barely believe what I saw next: Charlie came up to the cart, grabbed it and with an emphatic grunt and scream, lifted it slightly off the ground and slammed it back down. Once the older boy backed off (his mom and I were encouraging him to find something else to play with as well), Charlie just walked away. I looked at my friend and said, “Did you see that?” I waited for her reply to really believe that he was really trying to defend Avery, but she said what I was thinking even before I did. It was so cute, even though it wasn’t my ideal way of having everyone handle the situation! But it’s good to know Charlie has the ability to stick up for his big sister.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17