I don’t care what anyone says Freckles is my first child. I made a lot of mistakes with him that have made it easier to parent Princess A. Right now he is having a rough go of it because Princess A is taking up a lot of my energy because she is mobile and into everything. Also, all she wants to do is crawl over to him and yank on his fur and tail. So whenever he finds a nice spot to relax in speedy Princess A crawls over cackling like a witch to grab at him.
I know he loves Princess A because she is another playmate for him. I also know that as time goes on she will learn to be gentle with him and they will have so much fun together. But in the meantime I feel bad that I can’t rub his belly every time he rolls over or play tug of war every time he comes up to me with a toy. So any advice on making older siblings (human or of the animal variety) feel loved even when most of your attention has to go to the younger child.