My kids have a love/hate relationship. Well, not really hate as much as frustration. They can get on each others nerves. They can tease each other mercilessly, which I think is typical while it is supremely annoying.
Last night they were going back and forth teasing each other and I was being driven insane. "Can't you guys stop?!", I wondered loudly in my head. Yes, they could stop. At some point my daughter asked me if I knew where her Daring Book for Girls was, and I suggested where I thought it might be. It was!
The kids then took her book and his, Dangerous Book for Boys, and traded pieces for the other to read. Quiet. Focused attention. Shared interest. Calm conversation about what they had read. Exchanging of ideas. Mutual respect...
If only they could skip the first part.