A welcome few moments today for Tom. He and Kyle were doing "projects" (getting out paper and markers and scissors and tape and stapler and generally making a mess). Kyle was writing something and he asked Tom how to spell a bunch of words. Tommy slowly and carefully spelled them for him.
It was nothing to them. They didn't even think about it. But it was such a great moment for ME since I got to see Tommy being the older, "wiser" kid and using this knowledge/power in an appropriate way. And I got to see Kyle asking Tommy for help and being comfortable that he would get what he needed from Tom.
Considering Tommy mentioned several times in our week of vacation that he wanted to call 911 to tell them that Kyle didn't know how to behave.... I was very pleased at this easiness between them.