Ty and his cousin Swann don't get to see much of each other. Maybe once or twice a year. The excitement built up when Thanksgiving day finally arrived and the two finally got to play.
Let's preface this by saying that they are close to the same age and pretty much have run of the house when they are apart. The first hour was wonderful. They got along, were affectionate, cooperative and complimentary.
By the second or third hour, boundary lines were being drawn, sharing wasn't so easy, and giggles were becoming tears.
By the end of the evening, they needed to be separated. Those of you with multiple children probably see this dynamic a lot, or watch it develop over time. We got an encapsulated view of childhood emotions all very quickly. Very entertaining, and tiring at the same time.
Needless to say, they got to hang out again the next day and things were pretty much the same roller coaster. Can't wait to do it again next year.