Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Elmo

Jack mostly ignores Molly still these days...However, last night, after a car ride WITHOUT crying, Jack announced to her "Molly, good job. We are so proud of you!"...
then, to me,
"Mom, whenever Molly does a good job, she can sleep with Elmo".
When I finally put Molly down, Jack had already been in bed...
but wasn't asleep.
I did the classic- put the baby down, insert binky, wait...then carefully back away from the crib....
Ah. Two quiet kids.
I returned to my room to turn on the video monitor. There was Molly, sleeping peacefully...and then, a tiny little 5 year old arm comes into view...and then, a careful 5 year old hand....placing the Elmo right up to his baby sister. It was the sweetest moment...I wanted to go in and give him a big squeeze...Molly is a lucky little girl.

3 comments:

Melodie said...

Oh wow - that is amazing!

Every time you write about your son, I can't wait until Reece starts talking. I want to hear what he is thinking.

Inventing AND following through on the Elmo pledge is seriously cool. I'm totally impressed.

Jennifer said...

What an awesome big brother. Just precious.

Rubyellen said...

That story is too precious! Too bad, you couldn't sneak a picture in to capture that moment. Molly is very lucky...