She bounced into my room this morning, eyes alight with one of her 'big ideas'....
'Mummy, how about today, we make a sign, a really, really, REALLY big sign... for our new Baby Brother!!! It can say 'Love you, Welcome Baby Brother! Loved by Lily, Eli, Mark and Kate' !!!!'
I could only blearily concur that it was a wonderful idea and I was without doubt that the baby would love it very, very much... what a sweet welcome into our family, right?! :)
My little planner (oh, she is soooo my daughter sometimes, it's scary!) then counted out on her fingers how the day would unfold 'Ok, so first we get dressed, then do my hair, THEN MAKE THE POSTER!!!!'
Well, that all seemed pretty reasonable to me... and so we did.
Oh, little one... your arrival into our family is so eagerly anticipated! You are already so immensely loved and adored!
|The words Lily instructed me to write|
|She was so excited at how much Baby would love her handiwork!|
|the most loving big sis in the world!|
|The finished product - to be hung on the wall till our new family member|
comes home. They are so proud!
(Note drawing of baby in the centre of pic!)
Later that day, Lily told me 'Mummy, babies are a lot of hard work, but I'm going to do everything for the baby to help - change nappies and hold him every day, even standing up - and do everything!!'
(Just to explain, as of course little kids usually need to sit down to safely have a cuddle of babies, Lily sees being able to stand whilst holding a baby as the ultimate grown up and independent thing to aspire to).
Yeah, I kinda get the feeling she thinks this is actually her baby!