Our 4yo Little Guy told his 7yo (Ballerina) sister last night that their cousin and younger sister like her more than they like him. Our ballerina is the one who repeated that to me. She seemed a bit shaken with it, like she wasn't sure she should have people liking her more than they do someone else.
Our ballerina is liked by everyone she meets. The reason is that she is friendly.
Proverbs 18:24 states: "A man (and a 7-year-old girl) that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother."
Today, our ballerina walked out of Sunday School with two vanilla wafers in her hand. Her big brother saw her cookies and immediately mentioned that "it's not fair", there weren't any cookies given in his Sunday School class.
It was predictable what she would do. Within a second, she said, "Here. I have two. You can have one."
We then walked downstairs to pick up the baby and our four-year-old. We we got to her brother's classroom, our ballerina pushed us aside so she could be the first to see him as he came out of his class.
"Here. I have a cookie for you," she said, as she handed over her only remaining cookie.
Incidences like that, which happen frequently, are why she has as many friends as there are kids to meet.
She "shows herself friendly."
(Originally published on my 2004-05 Keeping the Home blog; republished in 2005 on my 2005-09 Keeping the Home blog)