There is this really odd thing that happens when you add another child to your family. That child just kind of adapts to life with an older sibling. But, when the older sibling is in school, for a short time, the little guy gets to be the center of attention. He gets to be the one doing fun things instead of tagging along in a stroller.
Last Friday, we took him to feed the ducks. We do this fairly often but on this day, it was just him. No one was taking the bread from him. (except the ducks!) No one was taking Mommy or Daddy's attention from him. He loved every single minute.
It was one of those times that I really enjoyed but at some point, realized how much he also relished the alone time. He held our hands. He laughed. He talked. He chased ducks. He chased us. He had fun being the only little person.
When the bread was all gone, I said "come on, buddy!" Time to go!" He smiled bigger than he had all day and exclaimed "Yay! Go get Nonah!!!" I guess that being with his brother is even better than being alone with mommy and daddy! There is something really special about being brothers!