When I ask, "David, could you please watch Benjamin for a little while?", David grins and says yes, and then usually scoops up Benjamin and heads outside, much to Benjamin's delight. The joy they get from each other overflows into my heart as I see them together. I am so grateful for the sweet bond they have!
This evening after supper, David was in charge of Benjamin; and when I walked into the garage after weeding the blueberry bed, I discovered them in the minivan. It wasn't on, of course, but Benjamin was having a blast, being a big boy as he sat in the front passenger seat with a real seat belt on.
"Take a picture!" David said, so I grabbed my camera and started snapping, using the flash because of the dim light in the garage and thus capturing Benjamin's attention as he saw bright lights.
But when I'm honest with my heart, I know that I don't want that stage to come too quickly. So for now, I'm quite content to have David only give pretend rides to his baby brother! ;-)