There is something so heart-meltingly irresistible about one of my boys being sweet to the baby… Girls are naturally more nurturing. I see that in our two older girls. However, I think boys have a soft spot too. I also think that sometimes in the process of “toughening up” our boys into men, we loose that gentle side that loves babies and is not ashamed to show it.
So what do I do? Easy! When I need to go to the bathroom, or answer a phone call, or help another child with something, I ask the boys just as often as I ask the girls to hold or play with the baby. Our oldest son knows how to change diapers (even if he complains the entire time). I am training all of our children to be parents one day – not just the girls to be mothers!
He really brought down his books and just started reading them to her. It was one of those special moments I had to capture on
film because they are both too young to remember it.
Our girls know the names of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his train friends!
“Brothers Gotta Hug!” It is a line from a movie. Do you know which one? It is a comedy. It really does make me laugh, but I have always loved the phrase. Brothers and sisters DO need to hug. They need to hug each other. They need hugs from their parents. There is nothing as sad as someone who feels alone in a house full of people. Humans need to touch – lovingly. So whoever you are, go hug whoever is in your house! Brothers gotta hug!