Hey little buddy.
See that sweet sack of sugar over there? That’s your new baby sister (rocking her “I heart My Big Brother” onesie).
Be good to her. She’s awfully tiny right now and she spends most of her time asleep, but you two will have so many adventures together.
How can I be so sure? Because I think you’re pretty great and she will too.
When she gets a little bit older she’ll want to play with your toys, let her. Teach her the excitement of building a tower twelve blocks high just to knock it down and start over. Help her listen closely for the sounds of a helicopter or plane overhead and try to guess where it is going and who it is carrying. Work on her colors by sharing your snacks only after she correctly identifies the right hue. Rush down the aisles together at the ball park before Sunday games to score your favorite players’ autographs. Hold her hand and look both ways one more time before you cross the street together.
You have to be really gentle when giving her hugs right now, but please don’t stop giving them. When she falls, help her up. When a friend fails her, remind her that you won’t.
Being a big brother can seem like a big responsibility sometimes. Other than Dad, you’re the most important man in her life. I know you’re 100% up to the task.
I cannot wait to hear her tell her friends that she has the best big brother in the world. Because I’m confident that she does.
You’ll even be able to tell your friends that you have the best little sister. Because I’m confident that you do.