So, yesterday a woman from church took Ben for the whole day and even brought us dinner when she brought him home. It was a huge help. Anyway, according to her, Ben was very well behaved for her and was just a joy to have. Don't get me wrong, I think Ben is a joy too, he just gets a little stir crazy here and lonely as well. I'm glad he got the chance to get out of the house and play with some other kids. She has a little boy who is just over a year old named Spencer.
Apparently at one point during the day Spencer hit Ben and Ben responded by going over to Spencer and gently rubbing Spencer's arm in the gesture we've taught him that goes along with the word "gentle". I think it's great that he actually learned what we've been drilling for the past couple of months in preparation for the baby. He's so smart (even if he is a little lacking in the verbal department) and sweet. Jon and I feel so lucky to have such a special little boy. He's adjusted beautifully to no longer being the only child. He loves his little sister. He tries to play with her and comfort her when she cries.