Eliana is VERY, VERY happy to have a sister around her age. Most of the time, so far, it's been mutual. Johanna and Eliana have been buddies, wearing their matching clothes, getting dressed together, playing together, etc.
Today they had their first "rift". :)
Ellie was trying to figure out what Johanna wanted to play. They were using Google Translate to communicate. Apparently, Johanna just wanted to be left alone, but didn't know how to say that.
Instead, she wrote, "Hate you sister. I will never care for you. You just want to control me."
It's funny now, particularly because of the wording. I took it very seriously when it happened, however. Of course, Ellie started crying. I used Google to reprimand Johanna very firmly---we do NOT use hurtful words in this house. I let her know that if she wanted to play alone, all she had to do was tell Mommy. She started to cry and let me hug her.
Ellie apologized and then I tried to get Johanna to say she was sorry. No go. :) I had to tell her that if she wouldn't apologize to her sister, she would have to go sit on her bed for awhile.
She said "sorry".
Then started her cycle a couple of hours later. Poor thing. PMS does make you feel kind-of hateful, doesn't it?
She's back to her cheerful self, and the girls are back to playing like best friends.
Or sisters. :)