You should (not) be more like your brother

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's a known fault of mothers that we compare our children.  We just can't help it, I suppose.  I told myself a long time ago that I would never let past my lips that infamous phrase, "why can't you be more like your brother!"  

So far I have stuck to my promise. I'm not even that tempted, unless its 2:00 am and my darling boy is screaming me from my beauty sleep. (However in those moments I am strongly tempted by some other very choice words, so I don't think I'm in danger of uttering this phrase anyway.)

Most of the time, though, Judah amazes me with how much more pleasant he is even than his big brother, who was a fairly easy little guy himself. This afternoon we saw another example of Judah's personality.  Two years ago, Luke began scooting backwards and getting stuck under furniture. He was 8 months old. (You can see the blog post about this here).  As you can tell from this photo, getting stuck is not much fun for anyone.

Judah however has started this little trick much earlier. We heard him crying this afternoon and walked into the family room to see what was the matter.  Sure enough, he had gotten himself stuck just like Luke used to do.  "I remember this!" Sam said. "Quick let's get a photo of him crying, just like that one of Luke!" (He's such a sensitive and considerate dad.) 

But Judah would not cooperate. As soon as Sam turned up with the camera, he started grinning at him and wouldn't stop.

Yeah, Judah, I'll never compare you to anyone.  You are totally unique and a total stud.

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