B is still not fond of the Kennel experience now that he's transitioned to the preschool age group and is always shall we say "difficult" after I pick him up. I'm not sure how long he'll be like this - I hate to think that he hates it, when I'm doing this for his enjoyment - but I have been assured he has a great time when I leave, and I'm sure this is true. Or that's what I'm telling myself anyway.
I have started letting B hold T as long as I'm there to keep T's head from flopping around. It's an odd phenomenon, B's attitude towards T. When I let him hold the baby he gets very possessive and throws a massive fit when I try to take him away. I think in his little toddler brain, the baby is like a special new toy. This morning I kept the baby wrapped up on my chest because I just couldn't handle the tug of war. Although B has been shoving his little cat stuffed animal down his shirt and pajamas lately and I realized he does this because it's his version of baby wearing, which is beyond adorable. He is a very gentle, nurturing boy, and I love this about him, and I hope he stays that way.
Now that Easter is upon us, I kind of feel like I dropped the ball. I wish I had organized an egg hunt and made cute little Easter basket cupcakes. I love that stuff, but there was just no occasion for it. The sad reality is all my friends with small children are spending the holiday weekend with family - and I have none nearby, so here we are. Oh well; this falls under the category of "this will be fun when the kids are older". I am taking B to a big public egg hunt tomorrow which may be a big mistake, but hey, it's something to do. I find myself saying this phrase a lot lately.
Theo is becoming less alien-like as his six week birthday approaches. He is alert more, looks around more, and I can't wait for that first smile! I feel like if this is the difficult part before the fun of a smiley interactive baby, I've gotten off easy! He's such a good baby and such a joy to have around, for both of us. I think I can safely say adding a sibling to this family was the Best.Decision.Ever.