The guilt is heavy today. My 15 month old is neglected. Well, at least he is compared to how my first born was treated at this age. James is in the process of sprouting yet more teeth and I bet it hurts… Unfortunately, he really wants to be rocked and held ALL day. This is almost impossible because of my 4 year old. When Jake was this age I could drop everything and hold him for as long as he wanted. Also, Jake was the only one so he was the center of our universe and received all of our attention. Now, poor James has to share the spot light.
Maybe it’s good that I can’t jump to his every need… Who knows, he may not be as needy as my first born. Jake ripped a hang nail the other day and you would have thought he cut his finger off! Hmmm… maybe he over reacted because I did coddle him a bit much as a baby.
P.S. The other day Jake actually took a nap and I was able to rock my sweet baby James just because he needed it. A guess a little coddling is ok