Friday, January 22, 2010

What Tyler Thinks

Laura emailed me and asked if the kids were excited about the new baby. A lot of people asked what Tyler thinks of being the only boy.

When we first told the kids we were expecting they were well, surprised. Since it was only a few days after Mom #2's memorial service, it was a total change in direction. I was sitting by Ty at the Don Pablo's, and he got a strange expression on his face. I asked him what he was thinking and he just kind of shrugged. Highly unusual behavior for my very verbal boy. A few minutes later he said, "Do you think it's another girl?"

When we got home, the big kids called to tell their grandparents. Ty called Doug's dad. We could hear his voice asking Ty if he wanted a brother or a sister. When Tyler said he didn't care. Rick said, "Oh, I thought for sure you'd want a brother."
Ty's responded. "Well, if it's a brother, he'll want to play little kid games with me. And I'm going to be driving soon. If it's a girl, I don't have to worry about that."

His opinion has not really changed. He is standing here with me while I type. I asked him if he would rather have had a brother. "I'd kinda rather had a sister."


cristidehoff said...

he's so sweet! he'll have a lot of big brother responsibilities helping daddy fend off boys!

Amanda said...

WOW! What deep thoughts... and what a sweet young man you are raising!

Blessings girl-

Laura said...

"And I'm going to be driving soon." - hahaha he's is too cute!! Of course in the end he would be okay with anything but I'm so glad he is excited to have another sister. I think it's cool that he gets to be the big brother to all those girls, he is going to be great!
Ohhh I just can't wait to 'meet' her and watch your family grow!! :)


Marley's Mama said...

What a great attitude! Go Tyler!

Brandi said...

*giggle* He's going to be driving soon?! ;) My oldest wants a little sister SO bad. He wanted one last year, and I can tell you he was pretty disappointed. HAHA! I don't really think the odds are in his favor...

Pam, mom, honey, said...

too cute on the driving soon