Being the little brother of a big sister means…
…you pack your purse with all the essentials: wooden train cars and engines, frying pan, sparkly bracelet, baby lotion and mini pink bear.
…you play with dolls, carrying them around, patting their backs to burp them, giving them kisses and loves, changing their diapers and pushing them in the doll stroller. These are things you see Papa doing and I hope it will make you a good papa someday too.
…you play dress-up often. You like faux pearl necklaces, purses, sparkly shoes and tutus.
…pink flower rain boots are often your footwear of choice.
…you love necklaces and would play with my “pity boo beads” all day if I let you.
…sharing your “boy” toys with your big sister.
*Edited to add: Documenting these things may seem “wrong” and some of you are probably thinking that Sprout might hate me for having these types of “blackmail” pictures when he’s older. I think this post by my former colleague really sums up how I feel on the subject. Sprout plays with Legos and blocks, he bangs on things and exhibits many other stereotypical “boy” behaviors. This is another side to that typical boy side. It’s an OK side for him to have.