Thursday, May 15, 2014

I guess we'll keep him!

I took my students to the children's hands-on museum today. A mom told me something that took me back to the time when my little girl was three and waiting for her sibling to be born. My daughter had given me instructions to bring home a baby girl. A bald baby girl. She was so disappointed with her brother. We had to buy her a bald baby doll. She still has Angie.

The little three year old girl in my class came to the hospital to visit her mom and was thrilled with her baby brother. She kept calling him by her three week old cousin's name, no matter how many times her mama corrected her. When he came home the little girl was excited to have (her cousin) there and kept asking where her aunt was. She didn't understand even when she was told, "He's ours."
Her mom removed the baby's diaper, and he peed all over the little girl's foot. Mama said, "Get me a diaper, quick!" The little girl said, "Get my foot cleaned. Quick! This is gross. Take him back to auntie."

Mom invited auntie over one day so the little girl could understand. When she came in and saw both babies lying there, she yelled in disgust, "Now what are we going to do with TWO of them?!"

Mom explained one was theirs and one was auntie's. Six weeks later she realized her brother was there to stay. She's still not real thrilled.

8 comments:

Sioux said...

Ha! Kids get such funny ideas in their heads.

Bookie said...

Ha, some of us never grow out of wanting to send someone back. Tee-hee!

Val said...

My oldest son was 3-and-a-half when his baby brother was born. He loved him. LOVED having someone to blame things on, LOVED saying the broken one of two identical toys belonged to his brother, LOVED patting him on the head really hard when he was learning to sit up, while shouting, "Baby Smacky, Baby Smacky," as he ran by the toppling infant.

Susan said...

Awwww, that little girl needs a "I'm a Proud Big Sister" shirt to wear. Susan

Daisy said...

Hahaha! What a cute story. You have to take the good with the bad, I suppose. :-)

River said...

My daughter loved her new brother so much, she gave him all her baby toys, except the one thing we wanted him to have, the string-pull music box that hung on the side of her cot for so long. She stomped on it until it broke, rather than let him enjoy the lullaby it played.

Kim said...

When my mother-in-law told Shannon (2 1/2) that her sister Erin was born, Shannon said, "I don't want to hear it."

Thus began her life as a big sister.

Tammy said...

What a cute story! The last line is a classic.