Over on Toddler Times, I am talking about all the reasons I am terrified to have two kids, but here (to counter-balance), I want to write about all the amazing things our new baby girl (due in eight weeks!) can learn from her big sister.
There is no question that my 2-1/2 year-old Mazzy is both the most challenging and most rewarding part of my life. She is more beautiful than I can wrap my head around, scary smart and possesses a love of life I wish I could bottle and drink myself.
Mazzy’s huge personality is bound to have a big impact on the new baby when she arrives. Of course, I’d love if the baby didn’t emulate the tantrums, the bedtime stalling and the picky eating. But there are tons of amazing qualities she could pick up from watching her big sister.
Here are 10 things Mazzy could teach the new baby better than I ever could:
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