Elijah is a good big brother. He plays with his sister, shares toys (with a little encouragement), and does an excellent job at keeping me posted if his sister is getting into trouble. He gets visibly upset if we start to walk away and Alli isn't following us and he is always concerned that she will get hurt or left behind.
So when he discovered Alli playing with his safety scissors yesterday, he was rightfully upset that she was holding a dangerous instrument with which she might become injured. But instead of reporting the problem to me, as is protocol, he proceeded to try to take them away from her by himself. Alli responded as most 21 month old's do, and commenced screaming. This further aggravated Elijah and by the time I entered the room he was physically hitting his sister in a desperate endeavor to wrench the scissors from her grip.
All of this in an attempt to keep her from hurting herself. What a good big brother . . .