Mummy Has A New Baby! -Part 6

Mummy Has A New Baby! -Part 6

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Flutterfly was feeling upset! Mummy had had one more baby! Daddy had just brought her back from the hospital with the baby wrapped up in a blue bundle! Flutterfly went over to look at the little baby. It was so tiny and so very noisy! “Wah…, waa…h,” it was going.
Every buggy in the family was excited. “Mummy is going to have lesser time for me,” thought Flutterfly sadly as she went to her room. But nobody seemed to notice her. Every buggy was busy with the baby. Granny was rocking him, while mummy had rushed off to get his bottle. Daddy and Grandpa were outside in the garden talking about the baby! Even Kathy caterpillar, her younger sister was rattling some toys to make the baby stop crying.
Days went by, and Flutterfly grew sadder and sadder. But Baby was growing bigger and chubbier. Soon he had started crawling about. He seemed a happy little caterpillar. Flutterfly watched him from far. She never played or talked to him. She knew Mummy was sad about it. But she couldn’t help it. After all, he did take away Mummy from her, didn’t he? She wondered what he was like. But she never cared to find out until something one day.
She was playing in her room with her dolls when Mummy came over.
“Don’t you like your new brother?” she asked hugging her.
“ Hmm…” replied Flutterfly, not wanting to upset Mummy.
“Do you want to play with him?” Mummy asked.
Flutterfly didn’t know what to say so she gave her half a nod.
“Well, this is a good chance then,” said Mummy. “I am going to take a bath. Do you think you can watch over baby for a while?” Mummy went out of the room leaving Flutterfly with Baby.
At first, Flutterfly hardly looked at the baby. She went on playing with her dolls. He was in his bouncer. The baby gurgled and bounced cheerfully. Flutterfly noticed that Mummy had forgotten to put on the safety belts for him. Baby bounced more and more. The bouncer started swaying very much. Suddenly, it flipped over and Baby was thrown out!
Baby let out a scream. He had hurt his head falling down. Flutterfly ran to him and gently picked him up. She said soft, soothing words and stroked him on the head where he had hurt himself. The baby’s cries grew lower and lower, and finally stopped. He looked at Flutterfly and cooed. He touched her nose with his chubby little hands. It felt ticklish. Flutterfly giggled. Then suddenly Flutterfly loved him with all her little heart! And she knew she would for the rest of her life.
By the time Mummy came out from the bath, Flutterfly and Baby were playing and having a fun time together. Flutterfly told her everything that had happened. Mummy was very happy. “You have been a very good sister, dear. “ Mummy said.
Flutterfly smiled at her brother and said. “I didn’t know baby brothers could be so much fun! But I am glad I found out!
This story has been especially written for the Butterfly Baby Clinic by Ranjeeta from SleepyOwls.net © 2015

I have often heard stories of kids being naughty and restless, and parents not knowing what to do about it. The kids are no doubt being neglected with no conscious effort by the parents. The parents busy with their job and house end up not being able to give time to kids. And so kids become more and more out of control. Hence, the kids and their parents are forever stuck in this rut. This also happens in the case where a new baby arrives in the family. Parents are so busy with the new member that the elder child gets neglected. The best solution I have found out so far is simple and doable!!! Include them and ask for their opinion on all matters related to the baby. Like choosing what the baby can wear, choosing a name for the baby, buying stuff for both kids even if the older one doesn't really require it. You could also try asking them what vegetable to give baby today, which brand of diapers to buy etc . These would certainly make them feel important and responsible and certainly not invisible! I hope this little story about the birth of Flutterfly's brother helps you and your family! Happy Reading :)

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