I have always had an issue with the Meatball and Spaghetti being 6 years apart. Not that I had planned their ages intentionally, but I guess in the grand scheme of things I would’ve liked to have seen a smaller age gap. I assumed that a smaller age gap would bring them closer together naturally or that they would just have more in common and relate as friends not just siblings. I was afraid that because of their difference in age they wouldn’t be as bonded. But what did I know? I’m an only child. And now realize I didn’t have a thing to worry about.
Ever since I was pregnant with Spaghetti though, I’ve almost always have gotten annoyed with family members (the Colonel and Rambo included) telling the Meatball how now that she was going to be a big sister, she had to help me out as much as she could. “Okay, Meatball, be sure to help your Mommy around the house now.” “Meatball you have to help take care of your little sister for your mommy now.” I would cringe every time someone would say something to that effect. I wasn’t looking at our newest addition to turn the Meatball into Mommy’s Little Helper or Mommy 2.0! I was worried that all this Meatball helping me around the house and with her sister would make her grow up too fast. All this advise motivated me to preserve Meatball’s childhood as much as I could, especially when Spaghetti was born.
For the nine months of Spaghetti’s life, I never asked (more…)