We spent Thanksgiving with the family of a friend. Lizzie and James have a baby Sufyan’s age, which is such a lucky thing because L and I can compare notes…for better or worse we get to watch each other navigate the waters of motherhood and family creating. Her baby, Elliot, is so much fun and sooooo sweet. Oh, and hansome. He’s pretty much the whole package. He has a great sense of humor and he and Sufyan ruled the dinner scene, making everyone smile and laugh. Babies make everything more “playful”, so it was a fantastic night for us.
Here is a pic of Sufyan, can you tell he was having fun?
And one of Elliot…super into my necklace and not at all shy of this new-ish person in his home. Isn’t he a doll???
The for better or worse of seeing a baby Sufyan’s age can be summed up in a word: comparison.
It is so cool to see how different the boys are, and how each has a skill the other has yet to master (E can clap, S has not yet tried. S can walk, E is working on that one. E can crawl, S– blah blah blah blah BLAH). I am learning (slowly) to just take it in stride. These boys are people, and so they develop at different rates. I know it, but it takes real maturity to remember it when comparison raises interesting observations.