A Big Brother's Perspective
I spent the better part of this morning creating fanciful (or shall we say "abstract") paintings with my two little boys. We three sat at the kitchen table and Baby Girl contentedly watched us from the sidelines in her swing.
My almost-four-year-old son had a wonderful time mixing colours and carefully applying paint to his paper. As he worked, he made the following remark:
"Pretty soon my sister will be big enough to paint pictures too, right Mommy?"
"Yup. Maybe when she is your brother's age," I replied.
"Yes, when she's two," my son agreed, "And she'll be able to talk real good then, won't she?"
"Mmm-hmm. When your sister is two you can say things to her and she'll be able to talk back," I said.
My little boy nodded his head and added, "Yup. And Mommy, she'll be able to talk forward too!"