At first Buba didn’t really take notice with Missy Moo. It wasn’t until she was about six months old that he started realizing there was another child in the house. Since then he has been ever so curious and down right obsessed with her. It’s touching really to watch him want to kiss and hug her all the time. As she gets older and closer to crawling, you can find him being her cheerleader too. I love watching them both interact with one another. There is nothing sweeter than siblings bonding!
It’s great having a little helper around wanting to always do things for the baby. He grabs her wipes and diapers when she needs changed. If she is bouncing away and drops her toys, he dashes over to retrieve them for her instantly. When she is feeding, he makes sure she has her muslin cloth to catch her drool. He would do anything for his little sister which is ever so helpful.
This week he decided he wanted to graduate from little helper to big helper, being a big boy and all. “Mommy, I do it?” asking me if he could feed Missy Moo her bottle instead of me. It was the first time he has ever asked me. I thought he would only hold it for a second, but I was wrong he sat there, changing hands ever so often as his arm probably started cramping half way through, bless him. But he didn’t stop. He even stopped half way through took a look at the bottle, “its not gone yet Mommy?” amazed that Missy Moo still hadn’t finished. “Do you want Mommy to finish?” I asked. “No, I do it,” popping the bottle back in Missy Moo’s mouth.
It was a truly magical moment, I will never forget. Not only watching him be so helpful and loving to his baby sister but the look on her face that he was feeding her, I have never seen her happier. Her big brother is her idol. Feeding times, now are shared between all of us, Daddy, Mommy and Buba.