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Big Babies and Big Brothers

November 30, 2010
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Today I put some clothes on Jasper that he’ll probably grow out of by this evening. The same clothes were falling off James at 2 months. I know it’s not very glamorous giving birth to a tank and people looove to get all bulgy eyed and exclaim over the size of his head. But I prefer taking care of a creature that looks really hard to break. Jasper would not perish easily, that’s for sure.

James got pink eye and some kind of virus that’s all about the mucus a day after we brought Jasper home. The temptation to follow him around with Purell and Lysol is hard to ignore but he’s been pretty good about not rubbing his face all over the baby. Neither of us has had much luck getting dressed these days. He’s been a fantastic big brother – only occasionally tells me to “put Jasper somewhere else”

One of my before baby to-dos was give James a hair cut. He’ll be four before something like that makes it on to a to-do list again.

Here is James drawing a space cadet with gravity boots. Also within his drawing repertoire: whales that look slightly forlorn, the planet Saturn, brachiosauruses, and of course exploding Hawaiian volcanoes.

Speaking of which, Oscar and his family are on a parental leave in Hawaii and when they first arrived Oscar was severely disappointed by the lack of volcanoes at the airport. These were his exact feelings: “I want to go home. I want to go back to Whitehorse. It’s just better Mama.” Sure is, Oscar. Tell the world!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Daila permalink
    November 30, 2010 5:39 pm

    I love your floors! I feel getting those done on the To Do list is probably better than James’ haircut. Just teach him to swoosh it to the side, video him singing, put it on YouTube and you’ve got yourself a billion dollar son.

  2. tom permalink
    November 30, 2010 11:55 pm

    no, the world does not need another Bieber! :O
    better put a toque on him – he’ll look like a cute little scruffy snowboarder ๐Ÿ™‚
    no volcanoes at the Hawaiian airport ????????? man, sure i glad i didnt waste MY money…
    Claire, you make it sound like looking at Jasper’s head ppl are visualizing how much you had to stretch. i mean, that’s not how i react – do you figure ppl tend to?
    haha – โ€œput Jasper somewhere elseโ€ – simple solution to a simple problem ๐Ÿ˜€
    gravity boots? that is awesome! awesome example is the beginning of “The wrath of Khan”, but… he probably shouldnt watch that yet… ๐Ÿ™‚
    yeah, Whitehorse be the shizz… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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