Thursday, October 18, 2012
On being a big brother
I know I've been so sentimental lately about brothers, but Ben really is the sweetest brother to Jackson, so I wanted to get some things down for him and I to always remember . . . in case things change one day, you know. : )
One thing though, amongst others, that I always praise Ben for is being an amazing brother. It is my absolute number one favorite thing in this world- watching him be a brother. I know that there will be downers later on about their 3 and a 1/2 year age gap, but I am just loving it right now. Not only are things logistically so much easier than if I had two in diapers say, but I love that Ben and I are experiencing this baby thing together. I know he wont remember all that much about this time, but for now it is so fun to have a little buddy everyday to go through this new phase with. We talk to each other about how cute Jackson is, or how we cannot believe how big he is getting- kinda like how I talk to James at the end of the day when we are laying in bed staring at Jackson (no he does not sleep with us, but James likes to sneak him out of his bed for a little snuggle sesh nightly). They say that having children makes you love your spouse even more- and I would sometimes argue that the stress of children can have just the opposite effect. sometimes. I would also have to add that it has made me love my Ben even more than I did before. If that's possible.