|What is it about sunnies that kids love so much?|
|At the fountain in front of the National Library. Note mom's sunglasses in hand :)|
When Ari came along I found that I somewhat miraculously had the ability to feel the same depth of emotion once again. I read a nice analogy recently to explain to children how there can always be enough love to go around. Love is like the sunshine – sharing the sun doesn't mean you get any less of it.
|Sharing the sun|
|Two special someones|
Despite the hitting episodes, I can see affection developing and it's my greatest hope that they grow up to be playmates, confidants and friends.
|We turned our backs for a split second yesterday and found this scene!|
Any outbursts of hitting or scratching are usually promptly followed by a make-up kiss and while I don't want to send the message that anything goes as long as you atone for it afterward, it's very sweet!
In general, Riker is mostly affectionate with Ari, kissing him all the time and not just after he's hit him! Sometime it's all a bit much for the little guy and while he's having a totally different babyhood to the calm and quiet life that Riker knew at this age, I think it'll be a good life. And as for the mama, I've got my hands full, but I remind myself that full is better than empty!