Nobody likes to hear a crying baby. I’ve often wondered if the military use the sound of a crying baby to coax out information from people in interrogations. If not, they should!
In the past, we have used the cry it out method of getting BB to settle to sleep and if we need to, we will do the same with LB. Crying isn’t fun for anybody.
Recently however BB discovered, he also doesn’t like the sound of a crying baby. It’s never bothered him before when LB was crying to be fed, to be rocked to sleep, or just to get some attention ( I swear one day he actually said JUST PLAY WITH ME), or that could have been the beer talking.
In the past BB has just ignored his little brother when he cried and short of a glancing look as if to say, shut up I can’t hear Mickey Mouse, it never bothered him. Until now.
The other day while The Mrs was driving, Samuel started to cry. The Mrs obviously did all she could to settle him while she was driving, but nothing would stop his wailing. Then, like a scene from a horror movies, the cries of LB were joined by the sound of BB crying! It seems seeing his little brother in tears is enough for him to she’d his own.
This has happened twice now and I’m guessing its going t happen again!
Is this just BB getting in touch with his emotions?
Is it him thinking if HE cries, he might get the attention LB is getting?
Is it because he sees his little brother upset, which in turn upsets him?
Is this the first sign of brotherly love and the bond they will one day cherish?
I’m hoping so. Well gotta go, I think I hear a baby crying…oh here we go again!
As always, thanks for reading.