|On errands with me - Bob and Larry in tow.|
Let me preface.
We had our difficult time with T Rex. We pretty much did not sleep for 2 years because he was the super touchy, super sensitive baby. Add to this asthma and allergies. Sleeping through the night...I seriously thought it was a myth that a breastfed baby could sleep more than 6 hours at a time.
Enter Bebe Sister - a completely different story. Sleeping through the night around age 4-6 weeks. She's still a really easy-going child. Lay her down - she takes a 3 hour mid-day nap and 10 hours straight at night. Also, she's not-nearly as busy as T Rex was at that same stage.
Last year I used to leave T Rex at home with his dad and take tiny Bebe Sister on errands with me because I just could not handle his high energy and lack of inhibition.
Lately, there has been a major role reversal among the children. T Rex is becoming our little big guy. He no longer runs into the street in front of cars. I can reason with him. He picks up his toys and even warns me when his little sis has once again climbed onto the table or is running on the couch. And sometimes he can even convince her to eat new foods. (Although, she still eats more than he does and has a better food repertoire.)
It's odd - I cannot pinpoint exactly when this started or where. But, our little guy is really assuming the role of big brother. The other day I sat down with him and told him he had to stop growing. He replied, "Do I have to stop taking my gummy bears?" (Those are his vitamins. And I always tell him vitamins will help him grow strong.) Gosh I love that kid.
We'll see what the next few months bring. I have heard age three can be just as rough as age two. But, honestly, it's all just terrific to us. I think the two's and three are either terrific or terrible - just depends on how you look at it. But I'd like to just think we've been blessed with two amazing kids.
How similar or different are your kids? Could it be a boy/girl thing, or just different personalities? If you don't have kids or only have one child, what about differences between you and your siblings?