This week we celebrated Baby Boy's second birthday. Little Boy felt nothing but jealousy. He was jealous of the birthday banner I put up and green with envy over the presents and special attention. He cried virtually all day....he didn't even want to go to school. I am so thankful for his amazing teacher - she did a special project with him and they made a birthday card with stickers for Baby Boy.
We gave Baby Boy three gifts and two of them are toys that all of the boys will play with. Little Boy recognized this, but he was still sick with jealousy. He didn't even finish his slice of birthday cake.
We had this problem with Big Boy when he was younger as well. I'm not sure what the solution is. I can see that they grow out of it, but it is heartbreaking to watch Little Boy feeling so unhappy but also acting so unreasonably.