Not only do I feel like we are one lucky family to be given the gift of Declan, he too is a lucky one. I may be biased but I have to say that he has the best big sister around.
I was recently chatting with someone about the ideal age gap between children…and while there are pros and cons to every situation, I have really come to love the gap between my two. They are almost exactly 3.5 years apart. By the time Declan arrived, Makenna was fully independent using the bathroom, and she could dress herself, put on her coat, shoes, etc. She was great at communicating (almost too much sometimes!), a solid sleeper, and very much excited to be getting a baby brother (after she got over the fact that he wasn’t a baby sister!). There were never any jealousy issues, she’s loved on her brother from day one. She has also been very helpful from the start, fetching anything for her mama when I’m tied up or need an extra set of hands.
That’s not to say that they don’t have their moments. I’m often asking her to not make her brother cry…let’s keep him happy! But I have to remind myself that she is really, really good with him. She is his biggest fan (and he is hers I’m sure).
Understanding, helpful, loving. Intelligent, curious, and funny. I couldn’t ask for more.
She is a good one. How lucky am I?