I remember watching Bella wander about our apartment before Sophie was born and thinking: She needs a playmate. She needs a sibling.
When Bella celebrated her second birthday Sophie was just an infant, two months old and nowhere near being a good playmate.
Now there’s Sophie. Sometimes I pity her being hte middle child. Stuck in the middle. Booted out by Ben, no longer the baby. However… Not only does she have a big sister she adores (I love you, Bella B.) she also has a little brother who’s is pretty fun to hang out with.
A week or two ago I caught the two of them playing together with the blocks. Well, ok, together might be a bit of a stretch… but then again check it out.
Not only did they enjoy spending time together leaning over the same block box, Sophie building little towers and Ben chewing on the blocks; but immediately afterward before I’d finished putting the camera away, I caught Sophie sharing her sippy cup with Ben.
Back and forth they passed it, taking sips in turn. Every time Sophie brought the cup to her own mouth Ben would reach out to grab it. But she never got upset with him, just took her drink and then held it out for him to take.
It was so sweet and reminded me of my own childhood when we always shared one drink among the four of us.