Saturday, July 20, 2013

Telling kids

Last night after dinner, we decided to tell the kids that we are starting the process to bring home a new brother for them.

We went down to the media room after dinner, the boys sat on the overstuffed loveseat with Keith and I sat on the couch with the girls.  We asked the little kids "how many boys are there in our family?"  They counted and said "4"....and how many girls are in our family?  the counted and said 5.  So I said "Don't you think we should even it up?  Dad and I thought we should have as many boys as girls...at which point Alex starts yelling no girls rule...haha.  Zeb...as if on cue asks "where are we going to get another boy?"

So we headed up to the reading room to our world map and showed everyone where China was.  Then we showed Zeb where Kyrgyzstan was in relation to China.  O asked if  our new son would look like Zeb....and boy was Zeb totally excited.   He was really, really excited to have a matching twin.  Now...matching twin is what Ben calls Violet..."my matching twin, violet".  I am not 100% sure when that started or why...but occasionally Ben includes Lily in the matching twin club.  Sometimes, Zeb and Ben dress totally alike so that Zeb can be Ben's matching twin with clothes.  Zeb was really beside himself with excitement that now everyone was going to have a matching twin.

I think by far, the most excited child was Benjamin.  He started jumping up and down screaming "yeah!  another brother...woohoo!"  3 children ago, when Ben was the baby, I was worried about how he would handle not being the baby anymore....pssshaw...he just loves having brothers and sisters.  He has certainly asked on more than one occassion in the last  2 years when we were going to get more babies..haha. 

Now I get to worry about how Violet will handle not being the baby...of course it is possible she might still be the baby we just don't know yet.  I will worry about it a little bit, but you can just never tell! 

The night went well, although Ben is very impatient and wants to go next week to get a new brother. 

2 comments:

Shannon said...

Love how you told them & I love how fast it's going!!

The Last Crusade said...

Woo-hoo!! I know. I'm late . but I just read this and am so excited for y'all!

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