Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boosts To Our Parental Self-Esteems

Two things happened today that made us feel like we might be accomplishing something as parents. One very tender moment, and the other not so much.
1. We are trying to let Joey self-soothe and get to sleep on his own. This means crying himself to sleep most of the time (don't worry, it only lasts for about 5 or 10 minutes.) So, we go in every 4 minutes or so to check on him. When Danny peeked in he motioned me over. I looked to see Kirk leaning over the bassinet and singing "Go To Sleep, My Little Buckaroo". This is kind of a big deal, cause I wasn't sure how much Kirk liked Joey. He's been having some jealousy issues lately, acting out when Joey is getting attention. So, to know that Kirk wanted to comfort means that maybe things are going to be ok.

2. Amanda knows about this, Danny loves doing magic tricks. Specifically making cards dissappear. Kirk has finally shown interest in this and Danny couldn't be more thrilled. Here's a little clip of Danny the Magic and his exuberant audience.

PS After this, Kirk attempted to actually eat the card.