Our lives can get so caught up in baby-affection that we forget about spouse-affection in front of baby. This is a win-win for the whole family because we are being intentional about moving towards our spouse and because Baby sees us being affectionate towards one another. From the get-go, infants watch our spousal interactions. We can be loving towards our children, but one of the best ways we can love them is to pursue one another with affection in front of them. The more we pursue one another in their midst, the more secure they feel. Like I say, it is a win-win for both spouses, children, and family as a whole. If you want to focus on your children, focus on one another in front of them.
(photo taken from flickr creative commons by Melissa Cervantes)