This Christmas was extra special because we had a new addition to the family, Corbin. He was a big hit with the family. I especially got a kick out of my parents because between the two of them, they spent most of the day holding him, feeding him and loving on him. Even my 4 year old niece was loving on him.
The day was lovely. We had breakfast, opened presents, watched a couple football games, watched Santa Clause 3, had lunch, played pool and just spent time as a family.
My niece wanted to touch Corbin’s face so badly, but she knew she was told not to. My sister in law has been talking to them about what they can and can not do with the baby, but I guess it was a little hard for a 4 year old to actually apply. In her mind she sees herself as being very loving and motherly in the way she cares for her dolls, so why couldn’t she love on Corbin? We ended the night with her crying because she wanted to touch his face so badly and when I caught her stroking his head and I told her that his head is part of his face, she started to cry. She had a hard time understanding why she couldn’t hold him like she holds her doll and why he slept so much. She is extremely sensitive, so we all knew that no matter what we said wouldn’t completely appeased her, so we just told her that Corbin would be bigger the next time we came over and he would be more active and playful and that she could hold him and help bottle feed him then. That seemed to be acceptable, so we left it at that.