I’m running behind on running for the year. Yes, I realize it’s only January and I have a whole lotta time to make up for lost miles. (I’m on a quest to complete 1200k in 2012). But, who wants to get behind in January? That’s a lot of pressure for the other eleven months. I’d rather be ahead of schedule.
Anywho, today is a pretty day and sadly I didn’t get to do my usual run-to-preschool-with-the-double-jogger thing today because G-man had the sniffles and stayed home. So I decided to do a Nap and Run. I’ve blogged about this before. It’s when I run up and down my cul-de-sac street during the boys’ nap time and put the monitor on the curb. (I can see the house the whole time.)
I had an enjoyable run, undisturbed by any noise from the monitor. Which is why I was surprised when I entered the house and heard intermittent laughing and crying coming from the baby’s room. Wha???
“It’s OK Baby Brudder,” I hear Graham say. “It’s OK. I’ll read you a story.” I hear a “bah!” from Will and then a “I’m gonna get dat baby!” from Graham. Then giggles from everyone. “Huh,” I thought. I went to the nursery and saw Graham perched up on the crib leaning over to soothe Will. Both look happy to see me.
I ask Graham what’s been going on, and he informed me that Will was crying so he gave him a pacifier (which he’s never been interested in, but think it’s cute that Graham tried), he gave him a toy boat, and then was going to read him a book.
I’ve never been more touched. I cannot believe my three-year-old boy is such a giver. He looks out for his little baby brother and his little baby brother loves it! My best decision ever was to give Graham the opportunity to be a big brother.
Now onto bad decisions… Lesson learned. Make sure I have the baby monitor switched to the proper station prior to leaving the house. Not sure Graham is really up to baby-sitting duties yet despite his good track record.