Yesterday this little man had mama all to himself for the first day since Kingsley was born. The day was about him and what he wanted to do. We played with blocks and dinosaurs, went on an adventure outside where he pointed out all the planes as he said “dad, dad!” He ran through the woods and chased squirrels. Took a long bath full of big splashes and laughs. Even stayed up late watching Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, he still loves Mickey.
As I was preparing Jameson for bed last night, we turned off the lights, grabbed his love and as I turned to head to his room he pointed to the corner where the swing sits. I put him down, he ran to the empty swing with such a surprise but almost also sad look on his face. He stood there with his hands up as if to ask “Where is brother”? Every night since Kingsley has been home he has given his little brother a kiss good night before heading to bed. It melted me, after a day of constant attention and play he not only remembered but missed his brother.
It’s crazy to think that this is how it used to be all the time, just the two of us. He had been my shadow, my best friend for 17 months. So much has changed since Kingsley birth. But it’s also amazing to see the change in him, our family and how much joy it brings me. Having the day to remind us both of how things used to be was great but we wouldn’t change how things are now for the world.