With having our boys so close in age I think it’s extremely important to have one on one time with each of them. Give them the chance to have all my attention.
Don’t get me wrong, I love having all three boys together. They beam with excitement when they are reunited after a night’s sleep or even a nap. They learn so much from one another. But I want them to know and feel like an individual.
I took K to the park today. While baby L napped in the stroller, K was the big brother for a change. He decided where we were to go. He didn’t have to share my attention. I could tell he felt big and special. That’s important. I hope he always feels like his own person, not compared to his brothers or just grouped together. I hope he doesn’t feel what other middle children often explain their upbringing like.
Something I hope to always keep in mind. Our world is so fast paced these days and having three littles I often think back on my week and question was I intentional enough, did I do more than just make it through? I wanted them to feel loved, understood and accepted for being their own person not one of the masses.