Friday, June 29, 2012

Gentle Hands.

I feel like I say this phrase 9,752 times per day. As a matter of fact, I'm fairly certain that Carter thinks baby Maclane's name is "GENTLE!" 

I know, I know. Yesterday I wrote a post all about how much Carter loves his new brother. 

I guess the parts that I left out were that sometimes he loves him just a little too much. 

You see, we're in the throes of differentiating "gentle hands" from "trying to squeeze the little baby's head hands." 

Which, by the way, is Carter's favorite way to hug his little brother. Passersby would undoubtedly mistake this for a newborn choke hold. 

So, is there every a thing as too much love? In the life of The Toddler and Newborn Brother? The answer is yes... 

Now, if you'll excuse me, The Toddler is gelling his hair with Lanolin breast balm. Again. 

Seriously. How does he find this stuff? 


  1. i wish i had a $1 for everytime i've said 'gentle' -- id be a rich lady :o)

  2. unfortunately "gentle" never leaves your vocabulary, but the scenarios become more interesting, as the younger one learns to punch/jump/hit/push back. Two boys is a never ending circus :)

  3. Love love love how you are telling the everyday crazy. Gives me a good laugh.

  4. I am pretty sure over the next few weeks, I will simply be copying and pasting every blog post you write - it's like a freaky glimpse into my future.

  5. i STILL use the word "gentle" and Briggs has been here for ~5 months! Big brothers...what are we to do with them?!?!

  6. I found you through @passionfruitads on twitter. They retweeted one of your tweets, so I headed on over to check you out and now I'm your newest follower ;)

    I can totally relate to this post. With mine, each time I had a new baby, my phrase was always "soft touches!" lol

    Anna @


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