Wednesday, October 05, 2011

“Anderson Is Going To Love This!”

Having a big brother was bound to catch up to Anderson sooner or later.

The other day I was laying in bed with Anderson and Jackson got onto the bed and started talking silly to him. Jeremy walked through the bedroom around that time and sat down beside us and enjoyed watching Jackson play with Anderson. I was taking it all in, enjoying a sweet little moment of us spending time together in bed as a family of four, when Jackson asked to hold Anderson. Jackson was standing square in the middle of our bed, right between Jeremy and I, and we made sure he was holding Anderson right and we passed him over.

Looking back I realize the “standing” part was where the problem started!

Jackson had the biggest smile on his face and then he said the words that will forever be etched in my memory: “Anderson is going to love this!” With those words he proceeded to drop Anderson on his bottom right in the middle of our bed. It was one of those moments when as a parent you are completely aware that something bad is about to happen, but there is no way to stop it.

I’m not quite sure what Jackson was expecting to happen; whether he thought Anderson would bounce and have a great time in the process, or what.

So after Jackson said his infamous words, Jeremy and I watched Anderson fall from Jackson’s arms in slow motion, no more than a foot down, onto the middle of our bed. We were both in shock, and I think as soon as it happened Jackson realized the seriousness of what he just did and started getting upset. To our credit, neither Jeremy nor I freaked out, and Anderson was fine, not even aware that anything happened!

We checked Anderson out, and then Jackson and I had a good little talk about why dropping your brother is not a good idea, and I made sure to stress to him about how dangerous it could have been if he had hit his head on the hard floor. I told him that we had never dropped him as a baby, and that we need to be really careful with Anderson because he’s just a little baby.

After we hugged and he apologized to Anderson, I left him with these parting words, “Next time you think of something that you think Anderson will love, run it by me first!” Both Anderson and I will appreciate that in the future!

3 random thoughts:

Kay said...

Oh My GOSH! That is so....funny?...scary?...something or other. LOL But look at it this way...it was a more gentle way for him to realize that brother is fragile and needs to be handled as such. See it as a lesson learned...all the way around. And something for BOTH baby books! LOL

Esther said...

I once caught Ethan holding the sled on the top of the slide, outside in the middle of the winter. Zach happened to be sitting on said slide. I got there before he pushed him down.

Then there was a time the boys made a bridge out of two little Tyke yellow chairs and a couch cushion. Zach got a bloody lip from that one.

It's only the beginning, friend. Only the beginning.

Rachel said...

At least it was on the bed!! What a great place for such types of experimentation.

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