I am so lucky to have an absolutely wonderful sister who is also my best friend. And I am even more lucky that she has 2 great kids, Max and Tory, and that they live only 1/2 hour away. Most of the time, the 4 cousins play fairly well together, especially if they can be outside. But once in a while they go through some challenging times, where somehow the group dynamics don't go all that smoothly. Lately, it has been the clash between the 3 boys, William, Charlie and Max, and our one lovely girl, Tory, who is also the youngest. My sister and I try to mediate as much as we can, but it is not always easy to keep the peace.
Today, Tory was invited to a birthday party for one of her girlfriends, so Bonnie and I took the 3 boys out for some guy time. They decided on bowling, and had a blast. Anything loud, physical, and that allows you to throw really heavy balls around is fun, right?
They were a little irritated that the Mommy Team beat out the All Boy Team, but hey - you can't have it all. And girls are pretty cool, aren't we?