Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Rude But Necessary Awakening

Jada is by no means a spoiled kid. Amy's mom even goes so far as
proclaim that all American kids should live in an orphanage for a few
months, just to learn a little gratitude for the abudance they have.
I hope that Jada will always be as gracious as she is now, what with
her constant thank-you'ing whenever we give her something.

That being said, she is our first child and the first grandchild on
both sides. And that means a ton of attention, from us and from
grandparents and from aunts and uncles. And not a small amount of
toys and stuffed animals and clothes, for that matter.

So I anticipate that it will be a rude awakening for our little one
when we introduce a second child into the mix. And what a delicious
development stage to introduce such a curveball than now, what with
her typical two-year-old's sense of the world revolving around her?

I think she'll eventually come around and quite enjoy having a little
brother and become a wonderful big sister. And it's healthy to learn
that the world doesn't revolve around you and that you have to share
your resources and the love of those around you.

Still, the transition could be an interesting one. I'm just glad
she's been a happy and content kid so far; it bodes well that she'll
figure this one out relatively easily. Ah, but the initial changes
will likely bring some fireworks. Can't wait to have a front-row seat
on that.

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