I've noticed that the second child gets exposed to things earlier than the first. Sometimes that is not so good, I'm afraid Hudson was exposed to candy, fast food, and TV way before Ainsley ever was. Then again there are good things that they are exposed to early. Ainsley has been OBSESSED with Adventures in Odyssey ever since the Strandbergs passed down a few sets of tapes 4 years ago. We listen almost daily to the episode they post on the internet and we now own an extensive collection that we know by heart. Consequently Hudson has listened to them way before he could understand the stories. Now he loves them and can follow them.
He also gets bedtime stories that are way above his developmental level. Right now we are going through The Chronicles of Narnia. What Hudson lacks sometimes with his 4-year-old articulation he does make up for with a good vocabulary, but it still doesn't quite get him to a C.S. Lewis level as was confirmed tonight. Andrew was outside when I was getting ready to put the kids to bed. Hudson opened the backdoor and yelled, "Come in Daddy! It is time for The Lion, The Witch, and The Rowboat.