Since Emory was born just over three weeks ago, I have been paying close attention to Elliott and his adjustments to having a newborn in the house.
One of the things I didn't give much thought to was breastfeeding--I knew I was going to nurse, but I never thought about how to explain it to a 2 1/2 year old. The only other baby he is around is at the babysitter's house, so of course she takes a bottle.
The first time Elliott actually paid any attention, I could tell by the look on his face that something was going through his mind, but I figured I'd let him ask his questions first.
He looked at what was going on, and then he kind of laughed and said was "Oh Emory, don't eat my momma!" and then went on playing.
I couldn't help but to laugh. He is very bossy now, but in a good way, if that's possible. He is always giving Emory advice on manners ("You have to say excuse me when you burp"), telling the dogs not to bark so they don't wake his baby brother, or telling other people to be gentle with Emory.
What kind of "helpful" things did your older children do or say when their siblings were born?