Thursday, April 9, 2009
Skylar, my 10 year old grandson, was none too thrilled to hear that he was going to be a big brother a few months ago, and time has done nothing to dull his fear that his whole life was going to change, and not for the better. And oh boy, has it ever. He has had over 10 years of being an only child and the only grandchild on both sides. Since Asher was born, he has only in the last couple of days been willing to actually look at him. He has never held him. Today when I picked him up from school, his teacher, Mrs. Keane (a gem of a teacher) made him shake on a deal that he would hold his brother in his arms on a pillow for 3 minutes. There was an insane amount of bargaining and the promise of a treat tomorrow if he did it. Here is evidence that bribery works for Mr. Skylar. The look on his face just kills me.