Luckily, I have a few good helpers around the house. Patience loves to fetch me things I need from the nursery, and Simon loves to hold LH whenever he gets the chance.
The other day, just such a chance arose. LH was hungry and I needed to make him a bottle but he did not want to be put down. You may or may not know that fixing a bottle with only one hand is a difficult endeavor. So I needed a little help.
"Hey Simon," I said. "Will you hold LH for a minute while I make his bottle? He needs a buddy."
Simon was sitting on the couch, and he smiled and eagerly held out his arms. I carefully placed a crying LH on his lap and Simon gazed down at him with a look of adoration. LH immediately stopped fussing.
How sweet, I thought.
As I walked around the corner and into the kitchen, I heard Simon talking to LH in a soft voice.
"I'll be your buddy," he said.
Oh! That made my heart melt. I paused to hear what else he might say.
"I'll always be your buddy," Simon continued. "Until something more exciting comes along."