I’m posting this photo of my biggest and littlest babies for this week’s Captured Moment and Parenting as well as this month’s Sibling Project as it’s becoming more and more apparent that Baby R is showing a clear resemblance to his biggest brother when it comes to energy.
Being my first, I thought all babies were as lively as Teenager was, he would happily scale every fence as we walked down to the village shops, preferring to run instead of walk and it seems Baby R is going that way. He gets a buzz from climbing the stairs when he knows he shouldn’t, squealing in delight when you come and get him. Like his brother, he’s an andrenaline junkie, testing my powers of patience and fear to the core.
Take last Saturday for example, he found Teenager’s beloved skateboard in the cupboard, brought it out (which was by no means easy for a petite 12 month old ) then spent 20 minutes pushing and lying on it, as if trying to copy his adoring bro. Just the site of Teenager on it reduces him to fits of giggles.
He may have his middle brother’s looks but I think for now, that’s where the resemblance ends. And so the nature nurture debate hangs constantly in the air. He spends so much more time with Tween and yet his personality matches Teenager. Of course this could just be the case of a curious, developing baby but as each day passes, I can’t help wondering if we’ve got another Teen in the making.