I never thought I would find myself limiting the amount of time my oldest son spends each day exercising.
I never thought I would ever limit the amount of time he spends building legos (the coolest toy ever - I think - they are so good for the brain!).
I never thought I would ever threaten him to stop reading a book so that I have his full attention.
I never thought I would ever talk crossly to him, or lose my patience with him for that matter.
I never thought I would ever miss reading to him, talking about his day and tucking him in each night.
Everything changed with the birth of #2...
But, I DO know how much he loves and is loved by his siblings.
I am so grateful for my family and the loving relationships we can develop in them.
Hopefully my son will remember the childhood experiences that are allowing strong relationships to be built with his family members, rather than my limiting his lego-building time so that he can play with his siblings or read a book to them.
I know I did.