When we got Captain.... 9.5 years ago..... it was just the husband and I. No kids. Then we had James and Captain was slightly annoyed. He wasn't ever mean but he knew he slid down the totem a bit. I wasn't able to take him out as often. Tommy came along and he just rolled with the punches... I was trying to lose the weight so he was walked often. Tim came and poor Captain slid even further down... Tim came with his own set of problems since he was a preemie and I just didn't have as much time for the dog.
He has always been great with the kids which I'm really thankful for, but now... the look that I get form him as we bring a new kid home is "Really... another one??"
He knows he is loved by all of us, and we always say that Captain is our first kid, and James is our first child.
love each of the boys, and in turn they all simple love and adore him.