For some reason a few weeks ago, Phoenix decided he was going to take ownership of the beloved blanket. What ensued was days of the two of them playing tug of war with the blanket and hiding the blanket from each other. Scarlett promised to buy Phoenix a new blanket and Phoenix promised to buy Scarlett a new blanket. Each night since, Phoenix looks for the blanket before he goes to sleep.
The other day Scarlett was packing to go away to camp. She came out of her room with the blanket and gave it to Phoenix, "Here Phoenix, you can use it." I was amazed and proud of her. I'm sure she went to pack the blanket in her bag and when she thought of her brother she chose to consider him and put him first. Since Scarlett left for camp Phoenix has not been feeling well. He came down with a fever and a cough.
However, the blanket is there to comfort him.
The only thing that put a small smile on his face is when I reminded him how much his sister loves him by sharing her blanket.