Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Sunshine is one of those kids that makes you feel maxed out at one. Don't get me wrong, she's a ball of fun wrapped in bacon. But oh Lord that child wears me out.

So when I found out I was pregs with Sweet Pea we started calling her the immaculate conception. How I even found the time to conceive is still a mystery.

When we brought Sweet Pea home I expected some major backlash from Sunshine. I feared she would jealously lash out at SP. I even worried about leaving them in the same room. After all Sunshine had been the star of our show her whole life. What would she think of her new co-star?

See I remember vividly when my brother was born. He was 3 months premature, and technically could've been legally aborted. I guess the fact that he survived at all went to his little pin head because he was all drama with ventilators and survival until he left the hospital two months later. 

The day he came home from I arrived home from school and saw the blue stork sign in the front yard. I raced through the door and was promptly instructed to scrub in. It was time for a diaper change and they enlisted my help. 
There has never been a prouder big sister in all the world. I quickly scrubbed my hands, wrists, arms, elbows, face and even my teeth just in case. 
As I tiptoed into the bedroom there he lay. The fragile little life I'd been waiting for for 5 long years. My playmate and confidante. I was so excited as I peered over the side of the bed at his soft little head. 
Mom told me to come on up and I could hold the baby wipes while she changed him. I'd have one ready for her because this was our baby. It was my duty and honor. 
As mom undid the diaper I peered into his tiny face and our eyes met. He giggled softly...and then that sweet little cherub shot a stream of urine straight in my eye. My freshly washed eye!!! I struggled but there was nowhere to escape. My face, hands, and yes even my mouth was thoroughly bathed in pee. Everyone was all concerned about me getting germs all over this kid and he is the one channeling R Kelly. 
Well readers rest assure that revenge was mine. There were nail polish facials and hairbow/dress slip fashion shows in his future. And now we are the best of friends. 

So when I brought Sweet  Pea home I thought for sure Sunshine would have serious hard feelings against the noob. 
But from the moment they met Sunshine was in love. She was never mean or spiteful at all toward Baby Sweet Pea. She has been a textbook big sis. 

I felt so proud that my little girl was handling all this change so well. A little too well I thought.

Until one day when I sat down to nurse little Sweet Pea and Sunshine wanted me to play. I explained that I had to feed the baby but we could play as soon as I was done.

That was obviously not the correct response because she immediately ripped the cushions from the couch and started bouncing on the springs screaming at me to get up and play. I told her to get her little butt down and put my cushions back. 

Which she responded to by climbing on top of the cushions, looking me straight in the eye...and peeing all over them. 
New baby initiation complete. 


  1. I laughed at your stories. I also have a little munchkin who gives me a run for my money! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  2. Thanks Jackie! If we didn't laugh we'd cry. :) Maybe this will provide some perspective in the teen years? I'll miss her so much when we have to send her off to an all girls Filipino nunnery.

  3. This is amazing. Loved reading it! You're pretty much a super star. pretty much. :)


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