I suppose it had to happen sometime. Our kids fight sometimes, of course, but generally they treat each other very well, and I have always been proud of the loving way they treat each other.
Our boys are truly the best of friends, and are together pretty much every moment we are home. I am holding out hope that my girls will have the same close relationship, but right now we are having some growing pains.
When Hannah came home, K accepted her with open arms. Hannah was the first thing she asked about when she opened her eyes in the morning, and she was so thrilled to keep reminding Hannah that they were sisters. As Hannah has grown and found her own voice, however, it has been harder on K. Hannah usually wants to play with whatever K is playing with, and K is not loving having to share “her” toys. More importantly, K is not loving sharing me, which is tough.
Last night I was snuggling with K and she said, “I don’t want a baby anymore. Let’s find her a new family”. Although I know that she is so far from the first older sister to say these words, they still stung.
I think that I was prepared for these type of comments last November or December, but it has thrown me that they came 10 months after Hannah came home.
I love you so much my sassy girl, but we are definitely keeping your sister!