My boys just did Rock-Paper-Scissors as a tie breaker, only to match each other SEVEN times in a row hahah I think they've spent too much time together this summer.
My (super humble) brother shared this with me-- it's a good one, and goes both ways
Very few things in the world annoy me more than bickering-- the back and forth "No I didn't" "Yes you did" kind of arguing. It is instant anger for me.
Trying to do his brother's homework. How long till they're voluntarily trading for favorite subjects (or paying each other to do it for them)?
Sam and Coodles: The Room at the End of the Hall is an adorable book about a new baby joining a family.
The new big brother-to-be is quite anxious about the arrival of his baby sister, and even more nervous about having to move into a new room.
Mom and Dad just don't understand, so Sam confides in his best buddy Coodles.
But Mom and Dad know more than Sam thinks and, when Sam finds out about a big surprise, his outlook on being a big brother begins to change.
Sam and Coodles is a great way to ease the fears of the anticipation of welcoming a new baby.
Sam and Coodles will soon be a book series! Look for additional titles soon!
The hardest part about having a second baby may be being separated from your first baby for a couple days. Did you experience that too?
Did you know it's National Siblings Day? I LOVE mine, and I LOVE that my boys have each other!
Do you have Second Kid Syndrome in your house? Or do you do a good job of dedicating the same amount of attention, new clothing, and photos to your second child as you did to your first?
Are you even aware that this can happen? Life with two kids keeps us moving a little faster, and things get missed. Did you manage or compensate or dismiss it as life with two (or 3 or 6...)?
We took plenty of at home pictures (although probably slightly less than of Baby #1), and had 'milestone' pro photos taken just as frequently as we had for Baby #1. That was intentional. Less intentional, and more circumstantial, are the new clothes-- there's not much of a size difference between my boys, so there's not much opportunity for handing-down. As for attention, they're so different that they demand attention in different ways, so it works for us. I don't *think* I treat them any differently. We'll see in 20 years when they're complaining about me ;)
_As the oldest sibling, I'll be waiting for my six-figure payday. Any day now...
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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