Toddler Talk: [Big Brother Edition]

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Noticing Homegirl's newborn long/sharp nails..
T: Got hangnails..!!
And ever since, if he gets accidentally scratched by her..
T: Ow!! I get her hangnails. (As he tries to pull them off, like he does to his own)

Most common observation of baby sister at the beginning..
T: Ha! Hee'sh (s/he's) awake!! Aahh, him sleeping now.

Because we occasionally call Homegirl, 'Harpie' (not to be confused with a harpy)..
T: Harp-beep!!

The impromptu..
T: I luhf you. Mmmuuhwaah!! (gives kiss)

T: That's myy sister, daddy!

T: Baabey Har-purr. Whatcha doin' baby Harper? 
 
 
Although I always love what he has to say, watching him be a big bro has been the best...
 
He loves to pry her little fists open, hold her hands, then rub them on his cheeks, and give them each a kiss. He'll also occasionally talk to her in a 'baby talk' voice (high pitched and silly), too funny.
 
Before bed each night we say prayers and then give hugs and kisses; if we're holding Homegirl, he will always lean in for a hug and a kiss for her.
 
When rough-housing with the Mr. and/or cousins, he somehow flips a switch when he comes up to his sister and is gentle, gives her kisses, then heads back to wrestle-mania.  
 
It's the sweetest thing, he really is such an amazing big brother; he has always been a sweet boy, but I am especially thankful for his gentle and loving heart that is especially big for his little sister. He always gets such a big smile on his face and is so excited to see her. He loves to give her her 'passssifiyurr' (pacifier), loves to show her off, loves to lay his head on her; I'm pretty sure he just loves to be her big brother.
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Aww!! What sweet little words :) He's adorable and seems like such a great big brother!! xoxo

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    1. I wish I could bottle up his little voice/words and have forever, such a fun stage!! :)

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  2. So cute! It's so fun to watch little boys turn into BIG brothers!!!

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    1. I really wasn't sure what to expect with him and a new baby - but it's been so fun and neat to watch (and sad that's he's so grown up)!! :)

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  3. SO sweet! I can't wait for the one day sibling admiration!

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    1. Hard to think anything can top your first baby, and it was scary for me to think about having any other than HIM - but watching them together is so awesome!! :)

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  4. How sweet is this post?! I love that he uncurls her fists and gives it kisses!

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    1. I love that he's held and kissed her hands from the beginning and still does it. Even better that he started it all on his own.. :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, how cute is he?! He sounds like he is LOVING being a big brother and is adjusting well to life with a new baby sister. I just love this!

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  6. Oh I love this. Big brothers and baby sisters are the best! I love that he calls them hangnails! Mac calls them snails. :) He is also very possessive of her and calls her "my sister" all the time. "My sister's awake, mama." "My sister's crying!"

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    1. Ha cute, snails. I love the possessiveness and think it's so sweet how they naturally look out for little sisters (and hope it continues into their teen years..)!! :)

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