For the most part, Honeybee is taking the arrival of her little brother well. She loves to hug and kiss him and "help" me take care of him. Although, there are some things that I've noticed she is doing to get my attention away from him such as saying "I can't!" to things she is quite capable of doing or "I don't know." when she knows perfectly well.
Another thing lately has been to want me to feed her. I don't mean nursing her (thank goodness for that!) but to spoon feed her yogurt or hold her cup for her while she drinks.
So the other day, I was working on the computer at the desk with a bottle of water. Honeybee comes over and asks for a sip.
"Sure, go ahead." I say not removing my eyes for the screen.
"No Mommy. Feed me!"
Seeing as so much of my time and attention has been spent on the baby lately, I give in and hold the water bottle up to her mouth. Unfortunately (for me), in order to keep working and hold the water bottle for her I have my arm at a 90 degree angle to my body, with my elbow pulled back behind me. Not the most comfortable position. So every time I think she is done drinking I put my arm back down for a second of relief and she says "More water Mommy!"
I realize I could easily have remedied this pain by stopping what I was doing and giving her my undivided attention, but since I had been neglecting the blog so much for the months leading up to Monkey's birth I mistaken thought I could multitask.
After about 10 minutes if trying to type with one hand and hold the water bottle behind me. I finally said to Honeybee "Sweetie, I can't hold the water like this, my arm's gonna break."
"Yes?" She says innocently. "ok" and she patters away to play with a toy that is suddenly more interesting than me and my water bottle. I resume two handed typing.
About 5 minutes later she returns and asks for more water. "It's right there, you can just take it." I say, motioning to the table.
She replies with a bit of terror in her voice: "I can't Mommy! I can't!"
"Yes you can."
" No, Mommy! My arms will break!!