Princess MiMi has learned how to write all of her letters, her name and a few of her friends' names. She knows how to spell Mommy. ahem.
Tonight at dinner she said to her sisters, "what word do you want me to spell?"
CoCo said, "spell Cat".
Then CoCo and LuLu watched intently as MiMi did just that. I watched them as they watched her. Their expressions were so serious as MiMi carefully wrote each letter. And as she finished her "T" their faces lit up and they broke into applause.
CoCo said, "Great Job, MiMi" and LuLu ran around the table and kissed her four-year-old sister's head.
MiMi was so proud of herself but it paled in comparison to the pride that her sisters clearly felt. The three of them were practically glowing as they grinned at one another.
What must that be like? To have older sisters who are genuinely thrilled at your accomplishments? I'm guessing it's wonderful. MiMi knows for sure.
They are so lucky to have each other, and I'm lucky that I get to be a witness.