Today was full of firsts. Well, two firsts. But some days there are no firsts, so I’ll call two in one day a full day.
The first first was a first for me! (I am reading WAY too much Dr. Seuss.) I made custard! For no reason and prompted by nothing at all! And it’s good, if maybe a bit eggy. I have no idea what made me think of it, but then I googled a few recipes, discovered I already had all the ingredients, found a recipe that did not assume I own custard cups, and boom. An hour later, we had custard.
The second first (same as the – no, that doesn’t work) was a first for Jack. I think he’s learning empathy! Finally! We went to the beach today with Emily and fam, and McKenna gotten bitten or stung by something. It got her finger, and she was very upset for a while. When she started crying, Jack looked around and said, “Baby! Baby!” I may be projecting a little, but he sounded concerned. Tonight, while reading before bed and then as he was falling asleep in the crib, we repeated this routine probably ten times: “Baby! Baby?” and he’d hold up his finger. “You mean McKenna and her finger?” Then a plaintive “Yup.” “She’s okay, I checked. Everyone is fine.” Then a satisfied “Yup.”
He cares! Or he’s at least remembering it and thinking about someone other than himself. Still a first!