My middle boy, he was my baby for so long and for me at times it is hard to see him as anything else. I used to call him small fry before Titus was born. Yme and Rachel thought this should change to medium fry but I guess I have to acknowledge how much he has grown up too. I was the middle child so I guess I feel a certain affinity
Picures by Catherine
It is amazing how different children are. Caleb is nowhere near as keen on letters, reading or drawing as Rachel but he will spend hours building stuff out of Lego and Zoobs. He loves books and usually goes to bed with at least one or 2 in his bed. He loves being read to, he just does not show the same desire as she did to learn the letters at this age. I like that homeschooling gives us the chance to go at his pace and let him discover things as we go along.
He is a sensitive boy and I was worried about how the baby would affect his life but he has coped really well. He was totally indifferent to this baby person in the beginning and would almost ignore him, now he asks to help and has even offered to hold the baby. He is happy to help and will fetch things for me.
Caleb loves Lego, building things, cars and transport things and cooking. He loves to help me make the evening meal. His favorite is to help me bake, especially on the off chance I will give him the bowl to lick.