I've been on morning duty this week since Brian is on travel. We usually get them up together on the weekends, so I'm not used to the one-adult morning thing.
Jocelyn is fine through the getting both kids changed and dressed. Then when I open the door and tell her to go downstairs to eat, she goes out the door and starts down the stairs and is fine.
But... When I pick up Elliott and begin to bring him down the stairs, she FREAKS. Comes running to me, throws herself at me, and has a total fit.
I would have thought she'd be used to having him around by now. It's been over a year. It's almost like when she sees me holding him and realized he's coming downstairs, too, she gets so mad she can't stand it.
Anyone else go through something similar?
(I do NOT want to walk her downstairs by herself or do anything else to perpetuate her fantasy that she is an only child -- the girl has got to deal with the fact that Elliott is here to stay and an equal in our family.)