Monday, November 10, 2008

M & K


Meera and Kyle have their own brother-sister bond. Their relationship is totally different than the relationship between Owen and Meera. Kyle does not like to hold Meera very often -- he never has -- he's too afraid he'll hurt her. But he has a special way of connecting with Meera that is all his own. While Owen connects with Meera so physically, Kyle connects with her verbally and emotionally. He tells her stories and "reads" her books. Since he has most books memorized, word-for-word, his "reading" to Meera is actually exactly as if he really were reading to her since he's reciting the pages perfectly almost all the time. In the photo above he's "reading" her The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein... Kyle's current favorite book. My favorite Kyle-Meera thing, though, is this: At random times throughout the day Kyle will take a quick break, from whatever it is he's doing, to run up to Meera, wherever she is. And in the briefest of a moment, he'll quickly nuzzle his face very close to hers, squint his eyes very tight, and he'll whisper to her. There are only two things he says and he fluctuates between them; he whispers the same two things to her each and every time. This has been going on for several weeks now. I don't know why he says these things, or how exactly he came to fixate on these two little whispers from him to her. Sometimes he says, "Rumpelstiltskin!" The other times he says, "Magic in the treetops!" And then, just as quickly as he stopped to whisper to his sister, he's off and running back to whatever it was he was doing. And Meera is left with a halfway-wondering-and-halfway-adoring smile on her face and a huge glittery sparkle in her eye.

3 comments:

Kristine said...

Magic is indeed in the treetops. Lovely...

Claudia and John said...

What a sweet way to communicate with Meera. There truly is magic in your house.

Love and Hugs,
Claudia

Katie said...

Oh, your boys are adorable, but wow...this is one of my favorites. I've been saying, "magic in the treetops!" to my fiance lately at random...we think it is just too funny.