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Recently we have started to notice a new rebellious streak emerging in our first little one.  I'm certain that he senses a change happening in the household.  It's much more than the usual mischief that he's known for; Bruce is starting to push the boundaries that we've set down for him.  He has started to destroy a few of his old toys, and to jump up onto tables & chairs that he's never jumped on before.  Of course this isn't totally earth-shatteringly bad: a few old toys don't really matter too much.  Climbing on the furniture is a bit worse though - a bit of our already-limited storage space is now unusable - the lower level of our change station & our coffee tables are now open for Bruce to chew everything stored there.  
Just this morning while we were taking our morning coffee, Brucey was running around as he usually does, but instead of just sliding around the floor, he leaps up onto the top of our coffee table.  I'm pretty sure he didn't mean to, and I think he was more surprised than the rest of us, but now that he knows he can do it, he'll be up there all the time!
It makes me worry about how he'll react to how the baby will affect our little home.  Previously I had given him a lot of faith that he'd be a great big brother, becoming caring & protective of our new addition, but now I worry that he'll miss the attention that we've piled upon him.  He's already started to withdraw a little, as if to say that he doesn't need us...  And yet sometimes he is the most cuddly little sook in the world....  
I still have confidence that he'll love our new addition when he/she arrives, but I do wonder about what will happen during the transitional phase.  Watch this space for updates of all the fun stuff that Brucey gets up to over the next few months...

 





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