Hugs and snugs


Baby Guy is a blessed little boy in many ways, but two of the biggies are that he received an unreasonable share of cuteness and was born into a family with three older siblings who absolutely adore him.  The cute baby factor helps, of course, but Bugaboo, Beanie, and Mr. Man all hugely enjoy their Baby Guy time.  There’s something of a competition among the three of them for who will be “the chosen one” to amuse our youngest while I’m doing something involved, like cooking dinner while dodging Smudgie’s affectionate interest in both me and the food.

This evening, I was trying unsuccessfully to get the little dude to down his bedtime bottle when Bugaboo clambered up onto the couch next to us.  Baby Guy immediately rolled his fat little self upright and lurched towards her.  She responded by leaning in and wrapping him up in her very biggest Bug hug, covering his little forehead with kisses, and cooing at him, “I love you, Baby Guy.  You’re the best baby ever.”

Since I wasn’t having any success getting the little guy to eat in the presence of his oldest sister, who is way more interesting than his bottle, I decided to give Baby Guy a little more floor time.  His sisters were nearly as pleased about this as he was (Mr. Man, of course, seized the opportunity to have some quality time with Alphie in the girls’ room).

Bugaboo is well aware that Baby Guy still has an unnerving tendency to tip over and land, headfirst, with a resounding thud.

MY baby!

Tip back this way, Your Royal Fatness.

Today’s prayer:  Lord, thank You for the tenderness Your blessings show towards the youngest and smallest of our tribe.  We are trying to teach them to love one another, and that none will ever share their lives and memories the way their siblings, their first friends, will.  Help us to raise them all to walk in Your ways, and to look to You for guidance when their parents and grandparents are no longer with them.  Thank You for those brilliant, simple moments of kisses and hugs they give each other freely.

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