Word Art from DigiDesigns by Denise
Ethan has been lovingly executing his brotherly duties, thus far, and these include:
Stroking Hannah’s head and hair in a loving manner…well, sometimes I need to remind him to be gentle, because he could get carried away and be a little rough.
Pulling the musical toy in the infant-to-toddler rocker that he once used and is now being used by Hannah.
Helping me change Hannah by passing me her diaper and clothes when I ask for them.
Imitating Hannah’s cries to the tee. This started the first day Hannah and I came home.
Climbing up on the side of Hannah’s cot and saying “Hi Hannah!” or “Hannah, good night!”, and sometimes when Hannah is crying, he would go over to her cot and say, “Hannah, it’s okay…”
Asking Daddy to carry Hannah whenever he wants Mommy to carry him…well okay, not very brotherly, but still at least he wants to make sure Hannah is carried. Sometimes though, he just asks me to put Hannah in the cot when he wants me to carry him.
When Ethan sees someone else cuddling Hannah, he will come over to me and say, “Mommy carry”, asking me to carry him.
…and of course, not forgetting…”serenading” Hannah to sleep with his mega-decibel rendition of “ABC” or “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or some other new song he just learnt.