The Reluctant Big Sister

The Reluctant Big Sister

The Reluctant Big Sister

It was day of the birth of the little brother to this, the now, no longer baby of the family, and new big sister.  The rest of the family visiting mother and father, and the new addition to the family, it didn’t take long to notice that one of them was altogether avoiding the new little guy… more and more realizing that she would not interact with him, or even look in his direction.

Prior to the birth, not once had she shown any indication, that there was any hesitancy, or anything, that would foretell this behavior and reaction from her, of the birth of her new sibling.  So, to see her be this way in the room, was found to be taken aback, surprised, awkward, and honestly, was a little unsettling, as it was really not like her to behave so.

Sitting beside her ma, and her ma asking if she would like to meet, hold, her new little brother, and her noticeably not being comfortable in wanting to do so, still not even looking towards the opposite side of her mother in his direction, nervously bringing her hands to her face and mouth…

The Big Sister Designation

The Big Sister Designation

All of the sudden, out of the blue, as if planned for, and prepared for just such a contingency, the mother pulls out this file folder from out of nowhere, in which lies this printed certificate designating her a big sister!

What?  Where the hell did this come from?!  Again, the little girl had not once shown any sign that she would react this way come the birth of her new sibling… but yet, here this awesome mother, magically has, and produces, this little printed up certificate to present to her!  A shining moment in her motherdom!

So, This Was the Baby In Your Tummy

So, This Was the Baby In Your Tummy

And just like the Wizard of Oz’s little representational gifts to the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, the little sheet of paper did the trick for the little girl, and upon receipt of it, for the first time, gazed upon the baby that was in her mommy’s belly, and was now here, this little life, this new baby of the family, her new little brother.

That's My Girl

That's My Girl

After a few minutes, it was as if the previous lack of attention and recognition towards him from her, never occurred, and from then on out, she was his big sister, he was her new baby brother, and relief, all was fine and good!

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