Family Life ~ Big Sister

  My granddaughter Katherine knows she’ll become a big sister right after her 7th birthday this September. Just last week, she found out that her new sibling will be a sister. This has all been exciting.

At 6 1/2, Katherine has been able to wrap her head around the idea and consider it more than if she were younger.

Last evening, she had a sensitive moment while contemplating the prospect of sharing her mother’s heart with anyone else. It was the first time that the BIG SISTER role was not entirely appealing to her. Luckily, Katherine shares her feelings freely. Her mother (my daughter) was able to discuss how there is plenty of room in all of our hearts for both girls.

Today Kat was as cheerful as ever. I had been too young to consider all those feelings when I became a big sister many years ago. So glad that Kat could share her emotions. Certainly, we all will be aware of those feelings when little Evelyn comes to town.

It is sure to be life changing for us all!

7 thoughts on “Family Life ~ Big Sister

    1. That is wonderful! Ellen will have special moments set aside for Kat too. Of course, Kat will always be my “girlfriend” …I’ll figure a nickname for my new granddaughter once I meet her 🙂

  1. I was five when my youngest brother was born, and I didn’t even know he was on the way ’til they brought him home. I’m sitting on the couch, thinking, “really? I already have a brother AND a sister!” They said, “You want to hold him?” This, as they put him my lap. It was okay, but he smelled funny.

  2. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    My friend said to her mother, “Can we keep him?”
    Mom said, “If we can pay for him.”

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