Soon enough Jaia will become a big sister. A real big sister. She’s been talking about it for months and it is finally happening. Because of her age, she seemed to really grasp the idea of bringing home a new baby to share in her life and surprise, surprise she still seemed to be happy about the whole thing.
Then, the other day I was helping Jaia clean her room (a.k.a. cleaning her room myself while she continued to make a mess around me) and I suggested that she give a few of her old, unplayed with stuffed animals to Baby Frank and she immediately said no and decided that those were her favourites. She did offer to give him this old, tiny plastic, very boring toy horse without any problems, which I later found perched in his crib.
It wasn’t until that moment that I realized that although she’s excited, sharing Mama and Daddy and, worse, her toys with a new baby might not go as smoothly as I thought it would.
Enter the ‘Big Sister Party’. The day we come home from the hospital, Jaia will be the guest of honour at her very own party. Decorations, a special cake, a few presents and most of all ATTENTION on a day that might otherwise be focused on our new little addition. Just a small reminder how awesome she is and how awesome it is to be a big sister.
I can’t wait to see her face! I think she’ll love it.
Auntie Kris - I wish I could come to that! She is going to be thrilled. Great idea.
contributor mark - you better hope she doesn’t read your post and find out all about it beforehand.