April 10th is celebrated as Siblings Day in the US. Being an only child I always craved to have a sibling. I would imagine what it would be like to have an older brother. Despite having many cousins who I grew up with and am very close to even today, having my own sibling was always a dream. So I hoped to have 2 children of my own. Luckily for me, my husband was more keen on having two kids.
After my son R was born, we hoped to complete the family with a little girl. God was very kind and blessed me with a daughter S exactly 3 years later. Of course I went through all the insecurities that my little boy had once he found out that there was a baby in mamma's tummy. Soon after S was born, all his insecurities vanished and he started to play the role of the older brother.....at 3 years old.
Over the last 19 months I have experienced the care, love, fights, jealousy and everything that comes with having a sibling. I went from being a mother to being a referee literally.....and S is only 20 months old! But I wouldn't change a thing. They are the greatest blessings that God has showered upon me and I am eternally grateful.
R and I have our most meaningful conversations at night while I'm putting him to bed. Thats when he usually opens up and talks about "stuff" as he likes to call it. He's been hearing the Rapunzel story at school this month and was narrating the story to me the other night. It starts off with a witch taking away the baby of a vegetable vendor. He told me the entire story and then was quiet for sometime. I thought he was falling asleep. But suddenly he asks me "Mamma no one will take away my baby will they?" So I said "Who is your baby R?" and he gave me the best reply ever..."S is my baby Mamma, please make sure no one takes her away from me or else we will have to go to the hospital to get another baby, but I like S the best."
I slept with a smile that night!