munchkin that she is going to be a big sister inshAllah?
My parents are from the older generation who believe that young children do no need to know until you bring home the baby from the hospital. However, I want to prepare munchkin. She has had us to herself for 6 years and now that is all going to change. Her dad is likely to be going abroad soon after I have given birth so won’t be around to give her extra attention, and I am probably going to be zombified until I settle into some kind of routine with the baby.
My parents said they will keep munchkin until I am settled with the baby. However, I am totally against this as she will feel she has been gotten rid of to make room for the baby. She needs to be involved from day one.
So when to tell her?
And HOW to tell her?!
In all honesty I think she is suspicious. She is hearing baby talk, she has picked up on the word ‘midwife’, although she doesn’t know what it means, and she has turned into my little conscience by reminding me I am not allowed cake or chocolate!
My parents, even after telling me not to say anything to her, then asked her that if mum brought home a baby from the hospital what would you name it? So now I think she is definitely suspicious!
I have no problem with telling her. I am only putting it off for two reasons:
- If I tell her now, I will constantly be asked EVERYDAY ‘when is the baby coming?!
- I am dreading the question, ‘Where do babies come from?