My baby doesn’t have a brother. But she has an Arthur.
In my opinion, all first born children should have an Arthur. Not only does he show you how to “bash”, “kiss” and “throw”. But he also guides the way with eating, sleeping and potty training. Well, that’s the plan.
Let me introduce you to our Arthur. He is two and a quarter years old, three stone and has size eight feet. He also lives next door.
And baby Frog already looks up to him. In her short life so far, she has already copied him in many ways. Frog won’t take a bottle, but will drink through a straw. Just like our Arthur. Frog sleeps at exactly the same time every day and gets very mardy if this sleep doesn’t happen. Just like our Arthur. And Frog is already fiercely independent and insists on feeding herself. Just like our Arthur.
Arthur’s mum also experienced Sitting Envy, just like me. He was always the last baby to reach a certain milestone. But when he did, he did it with a certain panache that other babies couldn’t quite pull off. This puts my mind at ease because I know Frog will probably be the same.
Except for when it comes (eventually) to potty training. Here, Arthur has surpassed himself.
Before today, he wasn’t interested in his potty. Apart from the one occasion he took it to bed with him.
But then he walked across the room, stood in front of his potty…and did a wee. Standing. Like an actual grown man. And then he took a bow.
Can’t wait to see how Frog’s going to copy that one.