Yesterday (and yes I apologize for not writing on my scheduled Thursday!) I was hanging out with my two oldest kiddos. Child #1 hugged Child #2, who immediately struggled to get away. Child #1 then said to Child #2 “You’re mean …I love you!” Now if that doesn’t sum up their entire relationship, I don’t know what does!
From the time Child #1 could speak (at 1 year in complete sentences!) she had been begging me for a sister. “No brothers in her house!” was her demand! I was not in charge of that, but somehow she thought I was!
So, after the devastating loss of a child in utero, I had Child #2, our “rainbow baby.” This refers to a child born after a miscarriage, who would not have been possible if the child miscarried had survived and been born on time.
Child #1 doted on Child #2, born 3 1/3 years after her. She, actually was the reason I stopped breastfeeding Child #2, as the baby couldn’t concentrate when Child #1 came zipping into the room and Child #1 was always zipping!
By the time Child #2 became a toddler, it was obvious that she wanted her own space and did not want to be hugged and slobbered on by her older sister! I actually have pictures of Child #2, chin jutting out, as she glares at her sister for some small infraction! It’s adorable!
Fast forward a few years (o.k. more than a few – several!) and we have the scene from yesterday! Hysterical! I just couldn’t believe it! Some things never change! I so love them both!!!