The biggest difference between Simon and Oliver so far is that Simon is cautious where Oliver is fearless. Simon started jumping off things soon after Oliver was born. Oliver started last week. Simon has rarely had bumps or bruises. Oliver has a new one each week. (He’s currently sporting a rug burn over his right eyebrow.) Let’s hope he makes it to his second birthday without stitches, broken bones, or trips to the ER.
I suppose this is what happens when you have a big brother to show you how it’s done. Although, I’m amazed at how frequently Simon is inspired by what Oliver is doing. Amazed and a little bit annoyed. But just a little.