Thursday, July 10, 2008

Baby Triage as Defined by Toddlers

Updated: To include a sister-approved nom-de-blog for the babe.

My sister had her baby two and a half weeks before Buster was born, and we’re having a blast being moms together. She and little Remy come over to hang out, and Q-ster gets to imagine how he’ll order them around as soon as they’re mobile. He used to be quite alarmed by their crying, but we explained that’s how babies communicate, since they can’t talk yet. He’s gotten a bit blasé about the whole thing.

The other day, Q-ster was in the kitchen having a snack, when I walked into the room and noticed a baby crying.

Q looked up and waved a hand to tell me not to worry. “It’s not ours, Mama. It’s Baby Remy.”

I suppose it’s a good start that he feels responsible for Buster. We’ll have to work on empathy for the extended family too.

Hey Sis – he turned down my dinner the other day in order to specifically request another helping of your casserole, the “slimy yet satisfying” one.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad the casserole has a fan. :)

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ewe are here said...

Awwwww... I love it when the 'big' kids 'help' the 'littler' kids. So sweet.

Alex Elliot said...

I love it when my older one is sweet to his younger brother. However as they're getting older, I've noticed that there's a fine line for him between caring concerned big brother and bossy!

Mamacita Tina said...

The concern over crying may reverse itself, by people I mean.

Laurel tends to get quite worried when she hears big brother cry, especially when he's put in time out. She asks, "Why is my brother crying? Is he hurt?"