My 4 yr old son decided yesterday that it would be a great idea to blow his soccer whistle inside the house, while the baby was sleeping peacefully in his swing no less than 5 feet away. He just had no clue, and when I told him why it was inappropriate, he looked a little sad, but understood and put his whistle down to his chest.
Not even 2 minutes go by, and this boy is back, walking down the hallway, past the baby’s swing, his drum around his neck, marching and beating out a riff. I look at my husband like, “What on Earth?!?!” And he promptly tells our son to take a chill pill and to realize the baby is still there. Our son smiles his most adorable smile and is embarrassed, “Oh,” he says, “I forgot,” and laughs with a laugh of glee at the hilarity of what he was doing. My husband and I share an intimate glance full of the immense pleasure and humor we find in his scripted for a Comedy-behavior.
And such is life with two….
I understood it’d be hard to balance, but I had no idea my son would paint his body with chocolate while I desperately tried to snag a little naptime with the baby. LOL This has been a time filled with bliss & exuberance, and a healthy dash of light-heartedness admist the mistakes and sometimes frustration.
Like the time in February when I got the leaves into giant piles for our compost
And since the baby couldn’t
play help, my son decides to bring the leaves to him
Nevermind they were the last few leaves that were actually green and still hanging on our tree… LOL….
And such is life… with two.