The boys have been absolutely wonderful with Benjamin. Colin admires Benjamin's tiny features, proclaiming "He's so cute! Look at his fingers - they're so cute! Look at his little toes - they're so cute!" Caleb is more of the watchful older brother. About once an hour he stops what he's doing to ask me "where's Benjamin?" The question is one of genuine concern - he wants to make sure that Benjamin is okay.
But the sweetest gesture so far has to be when Caleb holds Benjamin. He asks quite often to sit and hold his baby brother, peering into his face and kissing his hands and head. Then over the past few days, he has started a new little routine that melts my heart. Once Caleb gets Benjamin in his arms, he gently rocks him and says:
"Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth,
Singing 'Love you forever, love you forever, love you my baby.'
And he grew and grew and grew."
This is an excerpt from Robert Munsch's book "Love You Forever" - a favourite book of every mother and many children also. I think it's amazing that Caleb has made a connection between caring for his baby brother and the love of the mother for her son in that book.