Nolan has been kinda indifferent to the twins since they joined our family. He has wanted to hold one occasionally, or help out with bath time if Elaine is helping. But mostly he just wants to play and do his own thing. The other day I had some work to do in the kids’ bedroom so I brought the babies in on the rug. I left for a moment to get something, and when I came back I found Nolan entertaining the babies.
It’s a lot of pictures, but it was so funny to me. He got right in their faces explaining something with his pointer finger. Usually that finger gets in my face to ask, “Happy?” after a potty success. It’s his communication style right now! Most of what he said was just babble, but the twins listened intently. I guess they speak the same language!
Since then he has wanted to hold them, hold their hands, and share his toys with the babies. He says “Mah” for Nehemiah – sort of a slurred version of “Miah” and I have yet to figure out if he says Liberty’s name. But it’s kind of nice to have him enjoying them!