Wednesday, October 2, 2013

[Girl Moms] Wednesdays We Wear Pink... twice







Hi, I'm Blair from The Breakfast Club. I'm excited to be a part of Erinn's girl mom series and to get the chance to share my girls with you! When I was pregnant with baby #1 I was determined I would be a boy mom. I had names picked for my first two boys from the time of conception and I felt sure it was in the plan. The day that my ultrasound doc told me it was a girl I almost fell off the table, imagine my shock when one year later I sat in the same office (my girls are 15 months apart), on the same table, listening to the same news, again! TWO girls! It's funny how life directs you because I wouldn't have imagined it but being a girl mom totally rocks. And it couldn't have come more naturally to me as I went to an all girls high school, joined a college sorority, and mastered in a teaching profession basically surrounded by women. Clearly it was my calling. 



Being a mom to two girls presents a unique challenge for an only child (me). I have the responsibility of making these sisters recognize the full potential of their relationship. It's a task I take seriously. I want to put my girls on the right path to a lifelong friendship. But the challenges with girls are unique. I know from experience in all girls situations that there is the potential for jealousy and bossy behavior.  I guess I should stop myself here. If you're looking for a post on how to achieve these things, this isn't it. I'm still learning. My oldest will be 3 in February and my youngest is 17 months this week. We've just entered the pushing and stealing toys phase that I fear will never end. But that doesn't scare me. I expect that and it's healthy. What was completely  unexpected was the relationship I've watched bloom between my sister girls. The recent communication back and forth. The moments I catch one give a snack to the other and I imagine them as older women, standing by one another's side through hard times. The perfect best friend that you can never outgrow, a sister is lifelong. 



It's a relationship I'm already starting to feel a little jealous of because they already have a bond between each other that I can never replicate. The best part about being a girl mom to two little women, for me, is watching that relationship take root, from the first time my oldest held my youngest, to the days she tells me my youngest needs "two crackers too!" She's already looking out for her, even if the majority of "baby's" booboo's were caused by big sister. 



Watching that relationship is priceless.

8 comments:

  1. This is so sweet! I hope that we are blessed with a sibling, or siblings, for Wyatt.

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  2. They look SO SWEET! My sis and I are seven years apart and are super super close!! Definitely something special about having a sister!

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  3. So, so sweet. I love the friendships I have with my two sisters....there's nothing like it! :)

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  4. So sweet! Love my sister, there is really nothing better!

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  5. I love this post. I really want another girl when we're ready for baby #2, and surprisingly, so does my husband! Unfortunately, I'm not very close with my sis anymore :(

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  6. So cute!! I can't wait to get a sibling for my sweet Ellie to nurture and encourage a relationship between them!!

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  7. Thank you so much, Blair! This makes me so excited for what's ahead :)

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