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."