This child is the trailblazer. The pioneer. The leader of the pack.
This boy is the first of the gaggle of grands that have been added to our family in the past two years.
(Gaggle, noun: an often noisy and disorderly group; an assortment of related things)
He is not yet aware of his prestigious position.
He doesn’t know that someday the siblings and cousins will want to be in his secret club, sit by him at the kids’ table, and copy the way he sets up his trains. He will tell them the rules to the games he makes up, show them a better way to build towers, and tattle on whoever is misbehaving.
It’s not easy, being first.
But there are perks, starting with lots of pictures.