Have I mentioned before how awesome of a big brother LilZ is? Have I? Well, just in case I haven’t, I wanted to tell another story about how awesome he is.
First, we went to run some errands yesterday afternoon. We had to do two things in one shopping center so we parked at Target (of course) but walked to BabiesRUs where we had to return some things. LilZ was very concerned that I was just carrying NikkiZ on my shoulder because, evidently, the sun was in her eyes. So, he spent the entire walk across the shopping center trying to keep his hand held above her head perfectly so the sun wouldn’t blind her. I’m sure from afar? We looked like freaks because I was trying to walk in a way as to not trip over him as he was hovering above us. But it was just so freakin’ adorable. He also wanted to carry her as soon as we got in the store because he “missed her all weekend” and he wanted to show her some cool things around the store.
A. Freakin’. Dor. A. Ble.
Then, last night? I really needed to finish up a design I was working on but NikkiZ was in a hold-me-or-listen-to-me-scream kind of mood. I have learned to do a lot of things with only one arm, but designing web pages? Kinda tricky. So, I asked LilZ if he could hold her for me while I finished something up. He did, no problem. He even entertained her by putting her in her high chair and dancing for her, which cracked her up. He came into the bedroom at one point in time (where I do my work so I can lock the dogs out) and was going to get her papasan and he held her in one arm, carried the papasan in the other, and continued his conversation with me all the while, never once asking for help. It was so awesome. He is so capable of doing so much and he wants to do it all.
It was not intentional to wait so long to have another child, but I’m thinking now it may have been the smartest thing I’ve ever done.
Of course, I still can’t get the kid to pick his towel up off the floor. Whatever that’s about.