I have long waited for Buba to finally recognize that there is another child in the house. It took him months to even acknowledge that he had a sister. Many days he would play next to her bassinet and glance her way once or twice but he didn’t really take notice until now. She was just this doll Mommy and Daddy were playing with at first, but when she started getting her own personality and mobility, he soon realized, “wait, who is this?” Since it took so long for him to figure it out, I thought jealousy would soon set in.
Now that Missy Moo can reach up for us, and make giggling, fun noises, I was worried, would he think all our attention was on her? The complete opposite happened, she is his new best friend. Now he wants to be next to her, playing with her, and hugging her, twenty-four seven. He wants her to learn to crawl so she will follow him around the house. The phrases, “Come on Missy Moo,” and “this way Missy Moo,” are all too common.
The one that makes me most happy is the protectiveness he shows for his baby sister. Everyone should have a protective brother/sister in their life, it’s the best feeling in the world. I was lucky because I had both. Missy Moo isn’t one to cry very often but when she does it’s the saddest thing you have ever seen. She is all drama, from her perfectly full tears and those pouty lips turned inside out. It may not always work on Momma but it definitely works on Buba. He will race to her aid, hug her, kiss her, tell her, “Don’t cry, Missy Moo” and “You’re ok”. He will sit with her until she does stop crying or yell at me to do something about it. You can tell he truly feels her pain.
This week we have been full of colds and snotty noses, so there were plenty of tears to go around. With temperatures high, Missy Moo was a bit fed up with it all. Even though Buba wasn’t feeling right in himself, he was there cuddling on the couch with us, smiling at her, and trying to make it all right. He was saying “Missy Moo, I am here.” Words he must have heard me say and repeated. It was a magical moment to capture Buba trying so hard to comfort his devastated sister.
I am ever so lucky to have such an endearing little boy and a lovely little girl, who’s world not only lights up for Mommy and Daddy but it lights up for her big brother too. They are each others shining light. I could not have asked for more.
Caroline (BecomingaSAHM) says
Oh this is gorgeous, just so lovely! What a cutie pie your little boy is and he is just going to be such a lovely protective big brother. Love it! xx #whatsthestory
Thank you so much Caroline, that’s very sweet of you to say. I love that he loves her so much. Makes me worried a little less because I know he will always watch out for her. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope to see you again soon.
Mummy Whiskers says
Oh wow what a beautiful brother & sister relationship, this brought a tear to my eye. Such a loving little boy, so precious
Thank you so much. It definitely melts my heart, I am ever so lucky. I just hope they stay forever friends. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Kriss MacDonald says
What beautiful pictures of them together and how protective he is of her! As she gets older she’ll discover how amazing it is to have a big brother (says me from experience!)
Thanks Kriss, I hope you are right. I was the same, at my brother’s hips growing up, teenage years at his throat, and then as adults we are closer than ever. I loved having a big brother!!! I hope she does too. So far so good. 😉 Thanks again for coming back and visiting.
Kim Carberry says
Aww! How lovely!! The photos of them together are just gorgeous!
Thank you so much Kim. I love taking photos of them together. You can see in their eyes they love each other ever so much.
Oh my goodness!! Missy Moo has the most amazing eyes!!! It’s so lovely when that sibling bond really forms – lovely #magicmoment
Thank you! Her eyes get bluer, and bluer everyday I swear. I am in awe of them. Thanks for popping over. Hope to see you again.
Charly Dove says
You’re right Missy Moo has such a sad face but it’s wonderful to see her brother caring for her. They’re just adorable together. Beautiful post, thank you for sharing Jenny #whatsthestory
Thank you for hosting, and popping over Charly. They are too cute together even if they are sad. The love shows across their faces every time. I am ever so lucky.
Sibling relationships are special and survive through many emotional changes.
So true Fiona, I just hope that they stay forever friends, is all I ask. I am so close with my own siblings, I want that for them too.
Californian Mum says
One of the loveliest things about having more than one child is seeing how they interact and how they comfort one another.
I never realized this until I had two. You are so very right. I love it. If I could afford it I would have even more. 😉
Actually Mummy... says
It’s one of the most beautiful things to see, how an older sibling looks out for their baby brother or sister x
I agree so glad I get to have two babies to grow up close together.
Awww, how sweet! It is lovely when they look after each other, isn’t it? Your little Missy Moo has the most beautiful blue eyes. x Mel
Thank you Mel. They both have piercing blue eyes. It’s hard to tell them off when they are naughty. hahaha They bat those blues at me. 😉
Jaime Oliver says
What a beautiful relationship they are developing one that I hope lasts them both a lifetime 🙂
thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments
I am a loyal link up, you can always count on me. I do too. I hope they are those siblings that are inseparable like me and my siblings all are. It’s beautiful and magical to watch them grow together.
Aww he sounds so patient and a wonderful big brother to Missy Moo. Can you imagine when she’ll get to the walking stage? They’re going to be be inseparable! 🙂
I hope you are right Jo, and not one screaming and the other chasing. I am sure that will happen too. lol I just hope they stay friends forever, is all I can ask. 😉
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
This is so wonderful, what a fabulous relationship they already have. And, although the photos are sad with the tears, the attention from big brother is just beautiful xx #WhatstheStory
Thanks Sara, you are so right. And those are some sad lookin tears, she sure knows how to get attention. lol Bless her. xo