Peter and Sarah love to play with the two boys that live next door. And the two boys that live next door love to play with Peter and Sarah.
Last night they were pulling Peter and Sarah around in wagons. Each boy had a wagon. Sarah was in one and Peter was in the other. And the neighbor boys doing the pulling looked like they were having as much fun as Peter and Sarah who were being pulled.
A minute after I looked out the window at them, I looked out again and noticed Peter shoving the 6 year old.
Peter normally doesn't get physically aggressive when he gets upset. He will yell absurdities like "You aren't my friend anymore!", cross his arms and stomp off but he normally doesn't touch the person who has made him mad. (Although he does have a bad habit of getting up into the other person's face which is something we are working on.)
I ran outside and started yelling, "What are you doing? Stop it, right now!"
Sarah was in the wagon crying and Peter started to defend himself by saying, "C. was pulling Sarah in the wagon and was bumping her up and down and hurting her and wouldn't stop when she told him to stop so I was pushing him away from the wagon!"
After I reminded him that we shouldn't hit or push other people, I told him how proud I was of him for defending his sister. Because let's face it, normally he is the one harassing her or vice versa.
And she must have been appreciative too because later that evening, she put his bike in the garage when we were cleaning up.
Is it possible that these two may end up being friends?
I sure hope so because it's going to make it so much easier for them to take care of me and my husband in our old age if they can learn to work together!