When I found out I was pregnant with Tatum, I figured my nieces and nephew who lived close would be excited. In fact we told them before we told their parents, hoping they would just share the news for us. :) My assumption was correct, they were excited, but I never would have guessed that when the baby came my nephew, Caden, would have more interest in her than his two sisters. Babies just seem to be a girl thing. So I'm not sure if it's just because he is a boy or if it's that it was unexpected, but it is the sweetest thing. I love watching him with Tatum. He still sort of panics if she starts to fuss at all and will pass her off as quickly as possible at that point, but he is the first to ask if he can hold her. Or offer to hold her I guess. He is careful in his word choice so he doesn't seem too eager or interested. :) I love it when he is sitting next to me and, trying to be all nonchalant, will say, "I'll hold her...if you want."
The thing is, I've seen him take interest in his other little cousins before and I thought it was sweet, but it's just different when it's your own child I guess. I cannot help but smile when I see "uncle"* Caden with Tatum.
What a good kid.
*I feel like I need to explain the title of Uncle. Yes I am aware that Caden is a cousin to Tatum, not an uncle. But one day when Caden was holding her my mom walked by and said "oh, she sure likes her Uncle Caden". Caden, Kelbie, Brennan, and I got a good laugh out of it and now the name has stuck. I'm guessing he will always be Uncle Caden to us. :)