Violet is a child who really should have a dog. Unfortunately, that dog would be Ellie, the HuggaMutt. Our Ellie is middle aged--nine--and just not up to the rigors of a rambunctious, to say the very least, toddler.
Right now, the focus of her aggressions and impulses is Little Brother Murphy. Violet throws herself at and onto Murphy any chance she gets.
Interestingly enough, Murphy doesn't mind. He just sucks it all up.
On the other hand, when Ellie wants to "kiss" Murphy, usually when the little guy is sticky from a recent meal or snack, the little rug-rat often gets a very unhappy look on his face. We usually rescue him before he dissolves in tears.
Not so with Big Sister. We all know from past experience that Big Sisters have a job to do; they must toughen up their little sibling.
So far, all is well with the world.