It’s Complicated

LagosDad and I have been trying to figure out how to tell V that he’s going to have a younger sibling by the end of the summer.

But we are finding it a bit complicated.

I’ve tried testing the waters a little bit and have had a couple of “big brother” and “baby brother or sister” conversations.  I think we are in trouble.

This is how the last conversation went…

Oh – we were watching Charlie and Lola.

Me: Oh how nice! Isn’t Charlie such a good big brother? He always takes care of Lola. I think you would be a good big brother.

V: No.

Me: You know, many of your friends have little brothers and sisters.  And some of your friends have big brothers or sisters *gives examples*

V (after a slight pause): Where can we get one?

Me: Well, babies grow in their mama’s tummy.  So we would grow the baby in my tummy.

V: No.  No.  I’m the only baby allowed in your tummy!

Oh.  Crap.

My grandmother’s advice was to stop asking him if he’d like a baby brother or sister and to just tell him that he’s getting one!

Sounds like good advice to me.

All I know is we have to do it soon.  As in today.

We’ve got birthday parties for the next FOUR Saturdays – and we need to tell him before he hears it from someone else!

Any advice?

6 thoughts on “It’s Complicated

  1. Well I agree with your grandmother. It’s happening after all, and the sooner he gets used to the ideas the better.
    Buy V a little gift from his new baby brother or sister, as an ‘I can’t wait to meet you’, present! Leave it somewhere he will find it, just like you would leaving a present from Father Christmas at the foot of his bed maybe. He’ll be mega excited to find that when he wakes 🙂
    xx

    • Yes, the more I thought about it, the more sense it made to just tell him!
      We did so yesterday and it went much better than I thought it would. *big sigh of relief*

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