Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What it is Like Having a Big Sister

Originally published here on April 22, 2009

By having a boy, then a girl, and then another boy, I've been able to watch a big brother in action with his baby sister and a big sister in action with her baby brother and let me tell you, they are very different!

You may remember this post of mine where I shared about the brotherly love between my 2 boys. Well, today's picture reveals a thousand words about what it is like having a big sister:
  1. It is a lot like having a miniature mommy following you around all the time!
  2. In this picture taken about 20 months ago, she climbed into the bassinet portion of the Pack N' Play with her baby brother and is trying to put his pacifier back in.
  3. Notice the baby is not crying, meaning he is not at all bothered by his big sister being there, in fact he is already quite used to her smothering him with attention!
  4. Also, notice the baby is not crying, yet she was determined to put that paci in. She felt he should always be sucking it!
  5. She continues to be the little mommy even now that her nearly 2 year old brother almost outweighs her!
  6. I often hear her asking, "What's the matter Baby?" when he is fussing about something.
  7. Ever the helpful big sister she has also been known to say, "I will show him which one he wants!"
  8. And we wondered why this baby brother barely spoke until he was 19 months old!
  9. It is most amazing to me that she will notice him with a runny nose, run get a Kleenex, and wipe it for him, all without being asked! In 6 years of living, I don't think her older brother has ever willing wiped his own nose, much less someone else's!
  10. God really does equip men and women differently and in general He seems to give women the nurturing role!
  11. Man can she ever make him mad, but oh how that baby brother loves his "Sisser"! He even wants her to sleep in the bed next to his crib, which she obliges most nights!
  12. "Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring - quite often the hard way." ~Pamela Dugdale
  13. I am so thankful they have each other and pray they will always be close!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post. I love number 12! You are truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving.


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