I just walked down the hall to get the laundry from baskets (who am I kidding, it was on the floor) and overheard the sweetest conversation between Middle Girl and Baby Girl. Middle Girl is 7 years old now and is the best big sister! She loves Baby Girl so much and is so excited to see her every morning and every day after school! The girls play well together and slowly, but surely Middle Girl is teaching Baby Girl about all things “girlie.” Baby Girl is 17 months old and still has not slept through the night completely, so she still sleeps in a crib in my room. Middle Girl; however is so anxious for the two of them to share a room.
Middle Girl- “When you are a big girl, like maybe three of four you’re going to come move in with me in my room.”
Baby Girl- “da, ba…boo… ba, da.”
Middle Girl- “We’ll put our beds next to each other and both of us will sleep in here together.”
Baby Gril- “ooo, ba, da, ba.”
My heart swelled with pride at Middle Girl’s willingness to share and then dread filled my heart… should I correct her? Should I tell her that there is a very real possibility that Baby Girl will not live here long enough to share a room with her? We’ve always told the big kids that this situation could be for just today or it could be for forever… I’ve made it clear many times, but kids just don’t think like that. They are sisters. They always will be, so for now I will let her tell Baby Girl all of her dreams about the future and about sharing a room.