Dialogue between Casey and me (mom) on September 27th...
It was afternoon Sydney was taking his nap and Casey was playing
cars. Sydney started making noise and Casey ran to check the video
"Mommy Sydney's awake."
"See look, see him, right here." (as he turns the video monitor to me so I can see)
"I'm gonna go play with him."
No Casey, he's not feeling good, he likes to wake up slow.
"but I want to play with him"
Casey, mommy will go get him, you stay here.
"Why? Sydney doesn't like me?" (sadness in his face and voice, mommy's heart breaks!)
He loves you baby! He's just not feeling good, he's sick and doesn't want to play too much right now.
"I go get him." (he takes off up the stairs)
Casey WAIT! (He waits then when I am half way up the stairs he heads up the rest of the stairs and opens the door)
Sydney was not ready to be awake. He just wanted to cuddle and go back
to sleep. Of course he couldn't with big brother in the room because
every few minutes Casey would make some noise or come over and try to
tickle or hold Sydney. Big brother just wanted to hug and comfort his
little brother but Sydney wanted no part of it.
I felt so bad
when Casey said "Sydney doesn't like me?" I don't want him to think his
baby brother doesn't like him. I think my poor big boy is feeling
neglected since Sydney has been getting so much attention and extra
cuddles this week. I need to give him some extra love!
He LOVES his little brother!!!