I could hear their giggles coming from the play room as I stood in the kitchen roasting the tomatoes that were going in the soup I was serving for dinner.
My kids were playing - together! And had been for over thirty minutes!
"Is it a full moon?" I wondered to myself. "Perhaps one of them is feverish!" I thought anxiously.
But no. It was neither of these. They were actually playing together on their on without any extenuating circumstances.
Perhaps it was out of sheer boredom or maybe they have finally realized the value of having a sibling around. Whatever the case, it was the sweetest sound I've heard in a while.
I've heard this sound before but usually it ends in screams of "Mom! He called me a name!" or "Mom! She's not sharing!"
But not this time. This time, I was the one who put an end to their play because we had somewhere to go and we had to be there at 2:00.
But not before they convinced me to read them a book, to give them airplane rides on my feet and to have a tickle fight.
Hmmm...Mommy was playing nice yesterday too.
Perhaps there was a full moon after all?
Or perhaps Mommy is finally realizing that sometimes it's OK to be a little late when she is trying to win a tickle fight!