August 26, 2004

My Mother Callously Abandoned My Brother

Or what The Girl thinks we did this morning.

Marc asks in the comments below, "Does his sister show any signs of missing her brother, or has the concept not sunk in (maybe until after he has been going to school for awhile)?"

The Girl was happy as a clam and saying hello to everyone going to and from the car, but the minute I tried to put her in her seat she began screaming and crying and all the while asking for her brother. Clearly, she thought we'd forgotten him and she didn't want to leave him behind. She's spent the rest of the morning asking if he's hiding. Her world is changing too. Her brother has been there all the time to copy and pick on. Suddenly he's gone sometimes and she had no idea this was coming.


Lotsa changes going on, but you still put an amusing spin on it. That must be tough though...but enjoy that little baby growing.

Mom/daughter bonding time, eh?

Posted by: Melissa at August 26, 2004 04:04 PM

It's funny how kids get an idea in their head and even a crowbar won't pry it out. They can surprise you when you expect them to react a certain way and then they go off on a different tangent.

If you really want to throw her a curveball tell her he's hiding in your belly - naah, that'd be too cruel and confusing.

Posted by: MarcV at August 27, 2004 09:18 AM