So of course, we had to get Tornado S his own pirate ship. Since that was all his little heart desired. The Husband and I stayed up until midnight putting things together for the surprise. Yet another Christmas Eve of us bickering our frustration at each other because including directions with the toys is now so not cool.
The next morning, Tornado E woke first and looked at his toys before coming and getting us. We smiled as he exclaimed over each toy. After 45 minutes and no Tornado S, I went in to check on him. He was just lying in bed, thinking, contemplating, relaxing. When he saw me he climbed out of his bed, and I ran into the family room for the perfect spot to catch a picture of the look on Tornado S’s face when he saw his pirate ship.
Tornado S came out into the family, taking in the magical scene. I lifted the camera up, focusing it. His eyes landed on the pirate ship. Those dark brown eyes lit up. A smile burst on his face. He took a running step forward. I started to press down on the button. Then Tornado E jumped up and bumped his brother out of the way.
Yup, Tornado E cock-blocked his little brother from Tornado S’s own toy. Nice.
Tornado S was determined. They raced to the pirate ship, getting there at the same time. Tornado S let out a yell as Tornado E grabbed the pirates and the ship.
I have spent the last several days trying to make sure everyone is sharing and not hitting, punching, kicking, scratching, biting, pushing, bludgeoning each other over a toy pirate ship.
Christmas is magical.