Most evenings our bedtime routine includes Joe helping the big kids with teeth brushing while I nurse and rock Hannah to sleep in the living room. Before heading to bed the kids give Hannah and I "smoochies and hugs". I love this part of our day.
The other evening Charlotte came running out of the bathroom at full speed. She could hardly wait to get her hands on her baby sister! And as she hugged her I overheard Charlotte whisper in her ear, "I will like you FOREVER Hannah".
Sweeter words I have never heard.
Being the oldest and therefore the most independent child (at the ripe old age of five-nearly-six) Isaiah tends to get the short end of the stick so to speak. When all three kids simultaneously need attention we divide and conquer. Which leaves Isaiah hanging more times then I would like to admit.
During his bedtime 'smoochie & hug' time, I outright asked him "What would you rather have? More time and attention from mom and dad and no baby sisters OR Baby sisters and less time and attention from mom and dad?"
Without hesitation he chose the latter. My figurative cup runeth over!