This week’s memorable moment for me happened yesterday when my friend’s daughter sat down on the couch next to me. I was nursing Stella, and just like all weekend, Aurora (who will be 3 in December) asked me if I was feeding milk to baby Stella. Yes, I am! I cheerily replied. Well, Aurora then decided that she should feed her baby as well. She proceeded to climb onto the couch next to me, lift up her shirt, very carefully place her doll’s mouth on her nipple, and then snuggled her in tight to “give her milk” as well. My heart just melted.
Toddlers can be difficult, concepts like sharing are hard to teach, and sometimes I get overwhelmed at the thought of corralling two kids, but MAN do I hope and pray that I get to experience raising two children and that Stella gets to experience having a sibling to quarrel with, but most of all to love. My thoughts and prayers are with you as well, E. Aurora would be a great big sister.
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