Remember the old saying, be careful what you wish for?
For me, having one child was a feat. The second, in only a short time trying was a shock. I won't go into long winded details, but I've battled with reproductive issues and their side effects since I was in my teens. Obviously I have no daughters, only my Mino and Nelly, and I made my peace with the fact that more children, let alone a daughter, are pretty much not in the cards for me.
If recent events are a sign, however, someone forgot to let Mino in on this little tidbit.
Some kids ask for a new bike.
Others want to go to Disneyland.
My son wants a sister. Immediately. Like for his birthday in June, in a box with a pink bow - that type of on demand service.
I've tried to explain in the best way that I can to a five year old, that we just aren't in the baby making business right now, and even if we were, it'd take a while to get a sister. AND that even if we did have a baby, it may in fact be another boy.
But nothing is doing it. He is intent on having a sister.
I even reminded him that mommy has two sisters and he's really not missing out on much.
Every chance he gets he reminds me that he is in need of a beloved sister. He even got Nelly in on the action, but when I informed Nelly that a new baby would mean he would no longer be the baby, he quickly left Mino to push this agenda on his own - smart man, Nelly.
I'm patiently waiting for this to let up and for some other fleeting desire (maybe a race car or even that trip to Disneyland?) to fill its place. But for now I'm still a "Mean mommy who doesn't let him have anything fun, like a sister."
If you'd like to hear Mino's passionate plea for a sister, you can watch it below: