The new big brother barely gave his baby sister any worthy glances at all. He would smile shyly when anyone spoke about her but prepared to go about his toddler business. It would be weeks before he really even acknowledged her. We were okay with that knowing it would take time for him to get used to the idea that the world now also revolved around one in a pink bow.
A couple of weeks later, we would find our 2 and a half year old sneaking peaks at her while she was sleeping. He would continue to play around her. If I was feeding baby girl, he was standing no more than a couple of feet near me.
It was quite humorous actually. Personally, I remember thinking this is easier than dealing with crazy fits of jealousy.
I remember the day we got the first actual picture of just the two of them. I had bribed him with almost every treat we had in the house and he agreed to sit for the picture. My friend had gotten them these adorable Batman and Robin outfits.
She sat on one end of the couch and he was on the complete other side.
(Obviously, she was not thrilled either.)
Still, it was a picture.
As she started to get a bit bigger and let out this adorable laugh, my son got closer to her. He found by doing silly dances, she would watch him and light up.
One thing you should know about him if you haven’t figured out already, he loves attention.
He began to make crazy noises and try to tickle her feet. She LOVED it. They finally made a connection!
(This picture was taken before my son believed in wearing pants.)
That is until she started to move…
And take over his toys and space.
Let the sibling rivalry begin!
We have had some brother sister moments that make the hair stand on top of my head and leads to my son slamming his door yelling at the top of his lungs. This now two year old girl has a talented way of evil laughing and is quite aware of the power she has over him.
Having gone through this with my own younger brother, I know there will be a light at the end of all of this.
Over the weekend, we went to the beach. They played in the sand and talked to birds. They laughed while running around and playing together.
As life moves on, I treasure these moments where they are the best of friends and know that no matter what, they will always be connected and look out for each other.
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