As you can see, curiosity has replaced Marcy’s initial depression over the arrival of Skylar. She checks the baby out from time to time, always careful not to get too close, because that would suggest acceptance. And Marcy hasn’t reached that stage in her therapy sessions yet. In fact, I’m pretty sure Marcy is STILL working through her feelings of anger and betrayal for the time we forced her to wear a Santa hat for our 2005 holiday cards. So embracing a new sibling…? Quite a ways off.
Matty, on the other hand, is more simple:
He thought Skylar’s swing could use a decorative furry area rug — let’s face it, it really could — and was more than happy to offer up himself. Given how much kibble he demands, however, it probably would have been cheaper to buy one at Pottery Barn.