Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Leif and His Brother, Peter Anthony - Summer 1975
Leif's older brother, Peter Anthony, was five when I got pregnant with Leif. He was fascinated by the whole idea. He turned six a month before Leif was born, and Leif was like some interesting new, self-activated "toy" to Peter. He was very interested in his development and very affectionate to his baby brother.
I thought we had the so-called sibling rivalry battle completely licked. We did . . . until Leif began to walk and talk. Then he started unwittingly competing with Peter for attention and time, and Peter was a little less enthralled . . . and upset if Leif came into his room without permission and touched his things. Other than that, though, the two of them liked being together and spent a lot of time together.
One day in the summer of 1975, when Leif was about 6 months old, I found the scene i this picture. Peter had climbed into the crib with Leif and was having a great time entertaining him. Peter was six-and-a-half years old.