Though the baby can’t walk, for the last few months he has done nothing but get into everything. One of his favorite things to do is climb up the stairs. He also loves playing with remote controls, cell phones, computers, and anything else electronic. We’ve gotten him toy cell phones, etc. but even as a 1-year-old, he prefers the real thing. All that to say, we spend most of our day chasing him around the house. When we finally have a moment where we think we can relax, the “informer” steps in. We can always count on our 4-year-old to let us know what his brother is up to. “Mooooooooom ! Jonah has your phone.” “Daaaaaaaaaad ! Jonah has the remote.”. Sometimes the “informer” notifies us of things that we really need to know. If Jonah is heading for the stairs, we need to know it. if Jonah took a toy away, we really don’t need to know that.
My husband and I rarely get to spend time together just him and I. So any time we can catch a spare second to say hello, give each other a hug, or just check in with one another, we take full advantage. This morning my husband and I were in the kitchen. Both boys seemed to be settled in the TV room. My husband came to give me a big hug and sure enough, mid-embrace, we were interrupted by the “informer”. ” Daaaaaaaaaaad ! Jonah turned the TV off.” - Ugh!
Now I understand why people say date night is so important. It’s a little bit of time you can spend together and actually have a conversation without being interrupted by the”informer” ;-)