Friday, May 20, 2011

Playing Favorites

Roo has a new obsession, and its name is Big Brother.  No, not the reality TV show.  What kind of mom do you think I am?  (Don't answer that.)  I mean his big brother--Monkey.

We first noticed it on Tuesday night at dinner.  No matter what I tried to feed him, no matter which way we turned his high chair, he would squirm and wriggle until he could see his big brother.

But it hasn't gone away.  When Monkey walks in the room, Roo just LIGHTS UP.  He waves both hands in the air, "Look at me!  Look at me!"  He gets on his hands and knees and throws himself forward.  And when Monkey gets close enough, Roo hugs and kisses him with glee.

It is one of the most heart-warming things I have ever seen.  This complete and total, unadulterated, sincere love for his big brother.

Of course, it does make me feel a little bit bad for Lamb.  She absolutely dotes on him--and will probably drive Mr. Fantastic nuts when I'm away because she will be so motherly--but she is not getting the same special attention.  And I haven't managed to convince her het that the world doesn't revolve around her, so this is a particularly large blow.

But she will get plenty of hugs and kisses from her brother.  He loves her too, of course.

But right now, Roo is playing favorites.  And I'm kind of enjoying it.

1 comment:

Jan said...

that is SO sweet!