When we found out we were having a girl with baby No2, we were a little disappointed. Hubs is the last male of his generation, and so the family name will end with him. We were hoping for a boy, but then when the tech announced girl, I think we both sighed with relief. We knew how to do girls. We had all the stuff. And deep down, two girls just felt like a good fit for us.
I grew up the oldest sister of two brothers. Which means I know how to dig for worms, I’m not afraid of snakes, and I’m good with a video game controller. But I always wanted a sister. Someone to share secrets with…to share clothes and makeup with.
Now that No2 is 6 months old and can sit and play a bit, big sister is really enjoying the baby. Watching your children interact is an amazing life experience. I could watch them play endlessly. No one makes the baby laugh like No1. Nobody. She lights up the moment her big sister comes into the room. I can just picture them, 10 and 13, whispering about boys, grumbling about how mean mom is about cell phones – It’s how I imagined having a sister would have been like.
So don’t mind me. I’ll just be here living vicariously through my children. That’s healthy, right?