With the new baby, one of the most common question I get is how is Joash handling it. And to be honest, I think he is a pretty awesome big brother. He loves Mataya and he tells her that. He loves to get her to smile or coo at him, and she does it for him all the time. He always keeps an eye out for her and tells me when she spits, or rolls or touches him. And she eats up all of the attention. They are quite the pair.
This is Joash's idea of "getting a few toys for Mataya to play with on her blanket. I think she has enough.
The only differences I have seen in Joash is that he is a bit more moody and little things can turn quickly to tears, especially if he is tired. He doesn't like to go to nursery any more. And he has developed a fear of the dark. But, it is hard to say if these things are due to Mataya entering our life, or just the fact that he is almost three.
So, if anyone has any good tips on how to get a child through his fear of the dark. I am all ears. Right now I am thankful for nightlights and bedroom lights that are on dimmer switches. Otherwise, I don't think anyone would be getting much sleep in this house.