Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Brotherly Love

When I found out I was having another boy, I was very excited for J to have a brother. It gives him someone to wrestle with (so I don't have to) and someone to play Power Rangers (in the future).
J has taken to his brother really well. We've found that allowing him to decide how and when to interact with the baby is important as opposed to forcing him to see what the baby is doing. So far it's worked really well.
Snuggling in pyjamas!
J comes looking for the baby when he gets up in the morning and after naps. He gets upset if the baby starts to cry and tells us 'sad baby'. If A is lying on the floor, J gets right down there with him. He loves trying to share his toys and read stories to him.
Watching some Bubble Guppies together
We can already see the baby reacting to J when he's around. It's probably because J is often screaming, but I'd like to think he's starting to recognize his brother.
Being given a car to play with
I can't wait to see how these two will interact with one another in the future. I'm hoping that they will be good friends and really enjoy playing with one another.

Definitely a big step when J shared his 'doggy' and 'blankie'

How are you kids' relationships? Anything I should be looking out for in the future?

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