Alice has started engaging us all with her smiles and cooing. She’s started to seem so much more “grown up”, but I think the kids are ready for her to be even bigger – more grown up – than she is. I pretended to have Alice building a block tower with Oliver who thought it was hilarious, and Eleanor is already planning for Alice to wear the clothes that don’t fit her (Eleanor) anymore.
But until she’s ready for throwing balls outside and food at the dinner table, Oliver is doing what he can to keep Alice covered in kisses and Eleanor is doing what she can to help Alice have plenty of opportunity for doing things that a “grown-up kid” would do. Exhibit A is Alice’s car seat: the drawing is for her to look at (“so she doesn’t get lonely”) and the necklace is so that she can practice batting at things.
Aren’t her siblings thoughtful?