Have I ever mentioned how much Matthew loves babies?
I’m surprised we have a doll of any kind in our house-full-of-boys, but we do have one – and Matthew has claimed it as his own. He rocks it, feeds it with a bottle, a cup, a bowl and spoon, or gives it a “taste” of whatever cracker or cucumber he happens to be eating.
He will also wrap up his baby in a blanket, lay it on a pillow, and tell us all “shhh!” He gives his baby tender kisses, and even helps his baby sign “more,” and “please.”
If I forget to tuck his baby into bed with him, he reminds me by signing “baby.” Then, I have to say, ” ‘night ‘night, baby!” and kiss the little plastic head before I say, ” ‘night ‘night, Matthew!” and kiss my sweet son. He is gentle, tender, and hugs and pats his baby with great care.
Recently, a friend of mine came to visit with her 2-month old baby boy twins. Matthew was absolutely taken by them … and we were, too!
… and lovin’ every minute of it!