We were at Walmart and often the twins point to things that I let them look at. This trip Callum's eyes affixed a big stuffed piggy. It was very cute to see him hold it and smile. When it was time to go we gave the cashier the pig to put it back. Callum watched his pig sitting there in the returns and slowly his eyes welled up in tears. I've never seen him attached like this. It was so sad! We caved. I felt like those cheesy Visa commercials: stuffed pig $10, happy twin PRICELESS.
One thing I realized afterward is that Callum very rarely gets things. We buy a lot of things for Rachel b/c she is the only girl and Harm b/c he is older. Callum gets his hand-me-downs gracefully. I was glad we could get him something all his own. I want to do better by him and make sure he doesn't get lost in the middle.
So now our little Cally Jolly has a beloved pig and a cute musical seahorse that he cuddles at night and carries throughout the house during the day. He is just too cute for words!