I think my girls' sisterly bond is finally growing on account that Blake is at school most of the day which makes them more apt to playing with each other. They can be content for nearly 2 hours playing Polly Pockets, Barbies, Family, Pet Store, and they use EVERY toy or stuffed animal. It's usually quiet during this time, minus the very high pitch "play voice" that comes from Reese as her doll/toy has a conversation with one of Blake's. This kind of play extends to meal times as well. Suddenly blueberries or crackers have a voice and they are looking for their mother or sister!
Anyways. They sometimes are so attached that they hurry to the bathroom together then resume play. However, their play continues in the bathroom and they have been found BOTH using the toilet (the same toilet) at the same time. That's a job for boys, not girls. So we're trying to teach them that privacy is important when using the restroom or changing. So these cute little girls will wait for each other outside the bathroom door.
Well, somehow my privacy does not count. I'll shut the door to use the restroom and the girls want to join me. I politely ask them for privacy but they continue their talking at me with the door closed. They don't quite understand that sometimes privacy also includes SILENCE. Whether I am in my room or bathroom and I exclaim that I would like some privacy, I know they are still near by. Reese won't leave the door alone. She lies on the floor on the opposite side and yells, "Mom, you in there?" "Mom, you goin' potty?" "Did you take a shower?" "Mom, look can you see my fingers?"
So long as I know she's there, or at least her fingers, then she's perfectly content with being on the other side of the door!