Yesterday I stayed home with Jake. I was called to school the day before to pick him up early due to a fever, and he was just so blah and un-Jake like. Sad, actually. When it came time to make the call to keep him home for the day, his warm forehead did the talking. A day at home nursing a sore throat and fever were on the agenda.
After we dropped Livvy off at daycare we stopped by my parent’s house for a little while. It’s funny- Livvy will have been with us for a year next month, and having Jake all alone to myself for the day felt so strange! So different! And at times? Nice. I can count on two hands the amount of times I’ve seen him over-react a little bit, act out, or just plain beg for attention from me when Livvy is around. And who can blame him? A tiny baby really demands your attention like nothing I’ve ever seen. Jake was used to being the top banana, and now here he is, trying to compete for Momma Time with his cute, needy, sweetly little sister.