What a privilege to parent siblings! I'm sure 10 years from now there will be days when I feel otherwise but today I am relishing the love Anellah and Capper have for each other.
Sometimes it's not entirely constructive but sweet nonetheless. For the past week Capper has not been wanting to fall asleep in the evenings and will either provoke Anellah by playing peek-a-boo at her from his crib or babble in their room long past bedtime. Eventually he will start to cry and Anellah hates to see him cry so she will end up getting in trouble for bouncing around on her bed or running over to his crib to play games with him and make him laugh. It's made for some late nights for both of them frustrating times for Daniel and I, but it's hard to be too upset about!
Today was really sweet. Both kids had check ups and both kids got shots. In addition, Capper had to have his blood drawn. Anellah asked over and over again if she could go first so that Capper wouldn't be scared. When Capper was having his blood drawn Anellah tried to distract and tickle him (not entirely helpful for the nurse). He screamed and cried as the poke took a LONG time to get very much blood. It was quickly evidently that Capper needed a second poke to get more blood so Anellah started singing, "Jesus loves me" and wiped Capper's tears. Capper didn't make a peep at all during the second poke as Anellah just kept singing sweetly to him the whole time.
|Sad and exhausted Capper just before he fell asleep in the car on the way home from the doctor|