When we first told Tess over a year ago that she would have a baby brother she was not too keen on the whole idea. I shot this video the morning we were going to get Joah. (Molly is her cousin that she adores)
Adamant isn't she!?
For a few weeks after he came home when we or someone else asked her how she like being a big sister or how she liked having a baby brother she would repeat her mantra "but I don't want a baby brother".
Skip ahead 13 months...many times I still have say to her in the midst of an angry moment towards her sibling, "Tess is that how you show love to Joah?" but I know that her attitude has changed toward her brother since those first few weeks. I hear it in her words, I see it in her actions. She does love this boy and that makes my heart happy.
Last night was one of those nights I saw her love in action. She wanted to give Joah her Clifford, a no small thing for this 4 yr. old. He was already asleep so I told her that her she could give it to him in the morning. So this little girl set her beloved dog by her brothers door, a welcome morning greeting for him.