Over the past few months the toddler grasped the difference between big and little. I somehow missed it and my husband pointed out to me that he understood.
When his brother was first born he did not understand it and therefore the difference between little brother and big brother was a bit abstract. The other night while reading to both boys, he told us “little brother” and it was so sweet.
This little picture is when the toddler first held his little brother’s hand in the NICU (he was only 4lbs) and their hands now.
The toddler took his little brother, who is now half his size, by the hand and asked to hold him and he did so with almost no help (while sitting) and gave me a loving hug, passed the baby back to me with some assistance, and then held his arms to his heart, the way we taught him to sign “I love you”. Sure, I know, they won’t always be this sweet to each other but for now I cannot help but be so thankful and in love with these moments. My Mama heart was overflowing.
What are your favorite books that highlight sibling love? A cute one that we have is Little Critter’s (from my husband’s and my childhood) Just Me and My Little Brother.
Do you all have any super sweet sibling stories? I’d love to hear them here!