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.
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!
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!
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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 🙂
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*
I’m glad he took it well. Lots of involvement along the way too, will help the big change when it happens x
I have The Boy asking me when I’m growing to grow a new baby, no pressure there then! Hope he took it well?
Thank God he’s not telling you he doesn’t want another baby 🙂