Staley has always been a happy, social, interactive little girl. As she gets older and spends more time with other kids, it is becoming evident that she also has a sweet, gentle, and caring nature. She is so good about sharing and taking turns, even with her favorite toys and snacks. She loves to give hugs and is concerned when someone is crying. These are all traits that make me certain Staley will excel at being a big sister.
The prospect of being a big sister is exciting for Staley, in the limited understanding she currently has of it. The other night, while getting ready for bed, Staley was sharing with us her expectations of being a big sister.
Staley: "We are going to have a baby."
Me: "Yes, we are."
Staley: "I be a big sister."
Me: "You will be a great big sister."
Staley: "I play ring-a-round-the-rosy with the baby."
Me: "That will be fun."
Staley: "I share my princesses with the baby."
(Her princesses are some of Staley's most prized possessions.)
Me: "That will be so nice of you."
Staley: "The baby wants to hold my bears. We take turns."
(Her bears are another of her favorite toys.)
Me: "It will be so nice to share and take turns with the baby."
So far, Staley's expectations of being a big sister include playing together, sharing, and taking turns. I'm all for it! Let's hope she doesn't change her mind before April.