My little stinker is 5. He has always, ALWAYS insisted that he absolutely does not want a little brother or sister. He's getting a little brother in January, however. He is very attached to me and we have had issues with him getting extremely upset every time DH comes near me or touches me. I started asking him a few years ago what he would think of having a sibling. He liked to say that he would lock it outside and put it in the trash. Then he would laugh maniacally He's really an incredibly sweet and cuddly kid who doesn't have a mean-spirited or bullying bone in his body. However, he insists that the baby will not be getting any of his food or his toys, he will not do anything to help with the baby, and NO WAY will he give it hugs or kisses. He doesn't want any "slobbery" baby kisses on him. Although, I did have to laugh when he said he would fart on the baby. I'm not afraid that he's going to do anything to hurt the baby (though I won't leave them alone for a while) but I really wonder how DS1 will handle the situation. I'm going to get the book "Siblings Without Rivalry." I kind of expect DS to get over his reluctance pretty quickly. We just went through a horrible time getting him to go to kindergarten. He always used to insist that he didn't like other kids and he refused to speak to them, and he also couldn't be without me during the day. Now he is this huge social butterfly, loves kindy, and leaves me in the dust to take off by himself when I drop him off in the morning. So, I'm hoping the same kind of thing will happen with his little brother. Has anyone BTDT?
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10/7/10 at 4:15pm