Kiddo's baby sis is still in visits with her future family. We spent Thanksgiving Dinner with them and they were seeing her every other week. This past weekend was their weekend to have her and we took kiddo and her BFF to see the Nutcracker.
Since we'd be in a central location for that, we suggested they meet us for dinner Sunday.
Saturday at 6 pm, I get a text that they beat us to the restaurant and went ahead and got us a table. Eek!!! I was scrolling like crazy to make sure I hadn't given them Saturdays date instead of Sunday. Thankfully it wasn't my mistake, but I sure was stressed thinking of baby S there waiting on her sister and not seeing her.
We replanned for a quick lunch before because turns out 6 pm on Sunday wasn't even good, they'd said yes thinking Saturday. After lunch, I snookered the baby into going to see Santa with sis and BFF. We got the best pic of the 3 of them with Santa. Memories to cherish.
First meltdown for S almost happened at lunch, but she held it together and her new dad handled it perfectly.
Kiddo said she thought S was going to pull her arm off of her though. Kiddo was so ready to get out of there, loves her sis, but gets annoyed quickly.
The more I see them together though, the more I understand the need to keep them as only children. So glad they're close though for frequent contact.
The girls exchanged presents and S went all out on Kiddo's gift. We kinda did for S, but that's normal for us, S spent her own money, plus made cookies.
I wish there wasn't so much guilt with those 2 and so much triggering. They adore each other and didn't deserve to be put in this situation. The first 2 pics are what Kiddo received from S, I forgot to take a pic of what she gave S, other than the picture she made her, so sweet.