Child #1: Parents disinfected everything. Paranoid about colds, germs, and dirt.
Child #2: Isn't that cute? She is playing in a dirty mud pit. And then still contemplate a bath before bed.
Child #1: When the child falls and scrapes a knee, the neosporin, antibacterial wipes, and band-aids are pulled out within 30 seconds of the accident. Dad ready to hit 911 on the speed dial.
Dad "Hey, what happened to Maeve's knee?"
Mom " I don't know. Looks like it was scraped. Huh."
Thats it. One question and two "huh's".
You are lucky to even see the fall. Usually you will notice a little dried blood and a scraped knee hours, if not days, later.
More pictures and video than you knew what to do with. Child #1's life was fully documented, dates memorized at every milestone.
Mom to dad: "Do you know when Maeve walked for the first time?"
Dad to mom: "No. Do you?"
Mom to dad: "Huh. Let me see if I wrote it down somewhere."
(she did write it down. June 26th. However there was no cute story, no pictures, no full documentation of her first steps. Again, child #2 gets screwed.
Afraid of adults including her own grandparents until age three. Even then she is a little hesitant.
Willing to go anywhere with anyone at anytime. No fear.
Watched so closely that nothing strange happened to her.
Is that a train stuck in your hair? Yes, that is.
With that being said, here are some Child #2 photos from Vermont this past weekend. Maeve, we know its not much of a consolation, but its the best we could do on short notice. The pony is in the mail.
Loving the summer.
I think we will use this one for her Senior Portrait.
Liam giving Maeve a little bite.
Loving the mud. Nanny says its good for your skin. Ok, we will go with that.
Grampy enjoying some time with child #1.
She loved the ride in the convertible. And who would have thought that BMW put car seat latches in the passenger seat. Sounds safe enough for me.
And finally, Maeve wiped out after a fun filled day of slashing playing and swimming.