Monday, February 27, 2012

Big Sister 101

It appears that at some point behind my back, someone has signed Evalyn up for a “Big Sister 101” class and she seems to be acing it. Because lately, girlfriend has sparked a serious interest and desire to show me just how good she is at taking care of babies.

Honestly, it seems that I won’t need any help when baby #2 enters the world as long as my little Evalyn sticks close to my side.

Mostly, she loves to change their diapers. She walks around the house declaring that the babies are “poopies”, “doo-te” (dirty), need “cheen” (changed), and need to be “keen”. She empties the drawer of cloth diapers and cloth diaper liners and gets to work. I’ve even seen her go so far as to lay a blanket on the floor as a change pad to contain the mess. She wipes them up, and wraps a new diaper on them. We’re working on learning that the disposable wipes are not to be played with, although there have been a number of times when I hear “wipe, wipe, wipe” and go into her room to discover an explosion of baby wipes.

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She also likes to get her babies dressed. You know, a baby often needs a coat and sometimes needs clean peej (PJs).

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The babies get fed. They get bottles. They get milk. They get drinks. They get cookies. They get poons and spowks (spoon and fork).

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The babies get their hands, feet and faces wiped. I’ve just learned to be careful if I hear her saying that the baby needs “wash”. Because, you know, she might possibly be washing a doll in the toilet. The babies get put down for naps in bed. The babies get strapped into the high chair, bouncy seat and car seat (at our friend’s house) ensuring the highest level of safety. A few days ago, we even watched her walk around our friend’s house, gently bouncing, patting her baby over her shoulder, saying “Shh, shh, shh” mimicking exactly what she saw her Auntie C doing with Baby Will. They get sung to. Read to. Danced with. Played with. Walked.

She is the sweetest little Mama and all in all, looks to me like she is going to be quite successful at this Big Sister gig.

11 comments:

Lizzy said...

I'm pretty sure that I need to come live with you so you can teach me about the ins and outs of natural birthing and cloth diapering! Regular diapers are too expensive, and I'm pretty sure they are causing horrible diaper rash with Lucas!

Have your written a post about cloth diapering before? If you have,I'm interested in reading it!

PaigeR530 said...

So adorable! She's going to be a great, loving big sister!

Hailey @ Me and My Boys said...

This is so awesome. And CUTE. You are going to have an amazing little helper. :)

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

This is way too sweet and makes me nervous now because Eme doesn't really do that. LOL. The extent of her mothering comes into play when she takes her dolls for walks in the stroller....tries to stuff banana's in baby Tiana's face....OR...she washes them....in the dogs bowl of water. So yes. We will be a total success at this big sister gig. *eyeroll* Sending Eme to live w/ you so Eva can teach her a thing or two.

Crystal Seed said...

That is seriously the cutest thing ever! She is going to be the sweetest most helpful big sister EVER!

Lindsey B said...

This is the cutest thing ever!! Kate is also starting ot show an interest in her babies and it is so cute when she pats them on the back.

However, we're still working on teaching her that we don't put babies in the oven (her play oven but still)...

Erica said...

She knows something's up! :)

Lindsey said...

This is the cutest!! I am convinced that E and K would be BFF because this is exactly what K is doing too...and I'm not pregnant! Lol

This Texas Momma said...

Just getting a chance to read this and.....AWWWWW! She does sound like the sweetest little momma. And I have no doubt where she learned it all from, my friend. We are quick to point out how our children mimick all the bad things we do and forget they copy the good too. She's had a good example of what a great mom is!

Lindsay said...

Sooooo cute/funny!! I LOVE your explanation of her words :) such a sweet bug sis.

Laura said...

This is so cute! I am really hoping that the munchkin will have figured out how to change diapers all on her own by the time she turns 3. That would be awesome.