So it warms the cockles of my heart to see them interact, though it isn't often. But once in a while Judah will take an interest in his baby brother and want to hug or kiss him or bring him toys.
|Judah petting his 'pet'.|
For now, the interactions are well-intentioned but a little violent. Judah bonks Noah on the head or pokes him in the eye with toys. When playing peek-a-boo with a burp cloth Judah looks like he's smothering Noah to death. And last week I walked into the room to Judah's voice calling out "Mommy, Noah ate my booger!"
|Judah feeding his 'pet'. Thankfully, not boogers this time.|
I read that the sibling relationship depends largely on the older sibling. If he/she tries to include the younger sibling in various activities and makes an effort to interact, the relationship will generally go well. I'm hopeful that's the case with Judah.
He already said that Noah can wear his police 'uniforms,' his most cherished possession, when Noah gets older. And if that's not inclusion, I don't know what is. I hope Noah likes the color blue!