Sometimes I say to one of my older children, "Will you please hold Benjamin while I...put some wood in the stove/switch the laundry/take this casserole out of the oven/answer the phone/give this food to the puppies/something similar?" And they very willingly hold out their arms for their littlest brother. But many times, it goes the other way: they ask me if they can hold him--or as is happening more often these days, they just hold him! I put him down in the bouncy seat and find him in David's arms. I set him in the swing and turn around to discover that Tobin's got him. I place him on the couch and put pillows around him to keep him safe, and then Josiah picks him up and holds him. It's a delightful situation to be in. :)
I will never grow tired of seeing my children lavish love upon each other.