Our Five Ring Circus: It All Started With A Fight...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

It All Started With A Fight...

...and ended with a sleepover!

Let me back up a bit to earlier this afternoon. Today was the first day that we didn't have anywhere to go. Okay, scratch that. I did have a baby shower to attend, but felt really sick this morning, and decided not to go. So we spent the entire day at home. That hasn't happened in months!

Lexie and Dylan were playing so well together. Until I began preparing dinner. They were playing with Lexie's Dora horse trailer at the time, and I guess Lexie took it away and brought it into the kitchen. Dylan tried to get it back, and the fight began. When he realized that he wasn't getting the horse trailer back, he got so mad!

He stomped out of the room, and quickly returned with a piece of paper and a pen. "I'm going to make a sign that says 'No Lexie allowed' and hang it on my door." He stomped back out of the room. A few minutes later, he returned with his sign. Sure enough, it had a picture of Lexie on it, with the "NO" symbol around her. Her name was written next to it. He asked for tape so he could hang it on the door.

At that point, I stepped in. I informed him that it was his choice to hang it up, but he should really think it over before doing so. I told him if he put the sign on his door, I would, in turn, put a No Dylan Allowed sign on my door and Lexie's door.

He shrugged. "Okay."

Grant began talking to him about how families need to stick together and defend each other. He mentioned a previous instance when his cousins were mean to him, but Lexie stood by his side.

Dylan stood in the room for a few seconds, completely silent. He marched back out of the room, and returned in a few minutes with the No Lexie Allowed sign. Only this time, he had transformed it into a drawing for her. The Lexie with the No symbol around her was no longer Lexie-it was a monster! Lexie was now standing above the monster with Dylan and two of her cousins. (I'm not quite sure what the object is below the 4 figures...perhaps an animal?)


He put it up on her door and said he made it for her because they were friends and loved each other.

Dylan must have been feeling really guilty. He informed us that he was going to sit next to Lexie at dinner, sit with her on the couch, share his toys with her, and have a sleepover with her tonight.

As they sat side by side at dinner, Dylan began listing the top 13 reasons why he loved his family. It took the entire meal time, and he did more talking than eating, but I think we got the point across about sticking together and being nice.

After dinner, Lexie returned the favor, by drawing a picture for Dylan and hanging it on his bedroom door.


Dylan did share with her all night, and cuddle with her. Sure enough, they had their sleepover. Lexie and Dylan are currently in Lexie's crib, sleeping peacefully. Crisis averted. Lexie and Dylan are the best of friends. Just as they should be!



  1. I am totally melting... how stinkin's sweet is that?!?!

    That last picture is the clincher - WOW!

    (And this does NOTHING for my baby fever, thank you very much, haha)

  2. That is so cute!!

    I wish my boys got along that great. They don't really fight, but pick at each all.day.long.

  3. Umm...that is PRECIOUS!!! What amazingly sweet children you have, Stef. :)

  4. Very sweet!

    My little two have sleepovers in their big brother's bedroom upstairs every weekend. They look so forward to it! It's so nice when they get along. Cherish it! Too soon they will be teenagers and think each other are gross!

  5. Very, very sweet. Our boys often end up in bed together, but usually with a fight beforehand. Love the pic of them sleeping together!

  6. my kids fight all the time. They make signs too sometimes but they get over it.

  7. Oh my gosh that is the sweetest story ever! See how little things can make us so mad but it is so true that as family we need to stick together. What a great way to show them that family is so important! WAY TO GO MOM AND DAD and I love that they are best friends!

  8. When I first started reading this post, I had a feeling of dread and was thinking, "Oh my, do we really want to be trying to get pregnant right now and have another child... this is the kind of drama I will have to deal with between siblings." But by the time I finished reading, I was in the mind set of being ready to sit down and pray that I am hopefully pregnant right now, and if not then VERY VERY VERY soon!!! They are too sweet.

  9. Aw...that is TOO sweet! That picture is priceless!

  10. ADORABLE last picture!! They are so cute!

  11. So cute! I love that he's all curled up in her crib. :)


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