Being the little brother of a very strong willed older sister is probably tough. We all tend to follow Roo's lead and poor Jasper is constantly being schlepped around at this point. Literally, sometimes. Roo picks him up and drags him around like a gigantic baby doll that is almost as big as she is. I wonder how tolerant Jasper will be once he can walk unassisted and overtakes her in size. I often worry that he will resent her first child status, especially when she's being bossy and demanding. (Okay, that's pretty much all the time.) I worried that she would resent him for being the baby and taking all of my time since he has been the world's most sleepless and clutchy infant. But then I see them look at each other and all my fears subside. I even get a little misty-eyed watching them together. I'm an only child so I never knew about the crazy love that allows siblings to wrestle like feral dogs one minute and then snuggle like bunnies the next. The bond between these two is stronger than I could have imagined. Thank goodness.
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