In the midst of it all, they've argued non-stop. I am assuming this is normal sibling behavior, but these kiddos are driving me insane with their arguing and fighting. It generally begins when I have the audacity to ask them to play together. Camden decides that he's in charge of all the rules. And there are many of them. Rory's not a big fan of that. Camden is very particular about the rules. Rory is 3 and doesn't understand his 6 year old rules, not to mention she has her own idea about what the rules should be. Rory starts screeching at him. Camden runs to tell on her. I try to make peace. Unsuccessfully. Camden decides he no longer wants to play with her. Rory retaliates by knocking down his lego tower/hitting him/being downright ugly. Camden yells. They both get in trouble. I throw in all the verses we've been learning that have phrases like peacemaker, soft answer, no complaining/arguing, well-pleasing to the Lord. I try to stay sane. Repeat, etc., repeat.
Sometimes, however, they actually get along, and it's almost worth all the fighting it took to get there.
(these are the sleep masks from our Korean Air flight to Seoul, by the way)