Sibling Helpers


The newborn started to cry halfway through the one year old’s bottle feeding. I set Jenny’s bottle on the coffee table and put her on the floor to play with toys for a few minutes while I changed Josie’s diaper. Midway through the change I heard my son in the next room speaking gently to his baby sister in a tender, nurturing voice: “Would you wike some milk? Dere you go!” I looked up to see him vigorously shaking the baby’s bottle upside-down over her head while she blinked under a rain shower of formula. Good intentions: A. Successful nutrition by osmosis: F.


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