One the most common comment I heard from people when we got pregnant with Vivian were questions about how my other kids would feel about it. “Won’t they be jealous?” “Is it fair to have another baby when you already have four?” “What will the other kids think about having a new baby in the house?”
Sibling rivalry is something a lot of parents worry about. But these kids LOVE their siblings. I decided to go directly to the source and get the inside scoop.
It took me awhile to get my oldest son to say anything other than, “yep”. I could have shown you an entire video of just him saying “yep”.
And that part about Brianna having prayed for a baby sister? That is completely true. Every night at dinner, Brianna would pray for a sister even when Sidney and I weren’t necessarily ‘planning’ on a new baby anytime soon. God had other ideas and answered Brianna’s prayers. And we are greatly blessed that he has done so.
And that part about Vivian playing punching games with Micah? That is not-so true.
Not that he isn’t thinking about it, and not that it won’t happen one of these days. Just not today.
As you can see – everybody loves Vivian and she, in turn, has a fan club of admirers who gloat and glee over every smile. Which she is learning to give often.
Sometimes parents worry about things that never cross their children’s minds. Sibling rivalry? Psshhh….the only thing these guys fight about is who gets to hold the baby next!
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