Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Baby Whisperer...When she isn't hitting him

Seren LOVED Wyeth until he could crawl. On August 16th, he became well...annoying to her. He messes with her toys. He knocks down her towers. He chews on her babies! Her babies!!

They now have a love-hate relationship. Whereas before she wanted to hold him, rock him, sing to him, she now can be found shoving him away, pulling on his arms, and generally being entirely too rough. She once knocked him off a toy that sent him flying to the tile floor and Seren was sent off to time out.

Good times. Really.

BUT...she is still incredibly sweet. One night several weeks ago when Wyeth woke up crying, I heard a little voice come through the monitor. She was singing to him.
"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey..."

When I went in to rescue Wyeth, she said "I was singing to him to make him feel better!"

And she does. When Wyeth gets fussy, Seren immediately starts to sing the ABC song. That is the only sure fire thing that calms Wyeth down! It is amazing! And this past weekend while Sam and I were sleeping in, my mom and dad reported that when Wyeth woke up around 1 am, Seren started to sing and he went back to sleep! They didn't have to go up and into his room.

So my grumpy Seren has her moments of just sheer drama but she also is sometimes the only one that can make her brother calm. The Baby Whisperer.


LauraC said...

That is so sweet! N&A are worst enemies, best friends, sometimes in the same minute.

Beth said...

Doesn't it just make you giddy with happiness to see that kind of bond between siblings? But boy--I know the other scenario too, oh-so-well. Wyeth will be able to hold his own before too long, though. Seth definitely gives William a run for his money! LOL.

John said...

Meggo- i believe that you were very much the same with me. In a lot of ways you still have a way of making my calm and making me laugh. I drove you nuts for a long time, but you loved me anyway. I always knew i could count on you. Somethings may never change.