Ethan often suffers from the second child syndrome. No matter the attention we give him he is daily, hourly, out talked, out run, out walked, out climbed, and out played by Abigail. I know as he grows he will start to be able to push back on the talent end of things and he will find things of his own that he can do without competing against his sister. But still at this stage it is hard.
So you can imagine his joy, and mine, when Abigail took a nap the other day when he didn't need one. This is unheard of in our house and my little guy and I enjoyed the hour and a half we had together. Just us.
As I worked on unloading groceries and getting dinner ready Ethan joined me. It was a situation where he could play with the kitchen toys, climb up to the counter and babble with is mama without being pushed, pulled, or fussed at.
Before you think his relationship with Abigail is horrible, stop. They love each other but even through that love they are siblings. And as wonderful as it is to have a big sister. It is more wonderful to sometimes just get to be you. Ethan, you have now graduated to the role of being my kitchen helper. Stuck between two drawer and standing upon a chair you are bound to discover great things.