What do you do when your only daughter, the only girl among three boys, isn’t an only daughter anymore?
I have been worrying a lot lately. Our sweet Audrey has spent the last four years as the princess among the boys. She gets new clothes all the time (hand-me-downs, but new to her), she gets to skip haircut day and she gets mandatory privacy in the bathroom.
She is daddy’s little girl.
Mommy’s little angel.
And doted upon by her brothers.
And seeing as her mom is no girly girl, Audrey wears the Pink Girly Hat in the family.
But then it all changed.
Miss Olivia joined our family. Was the birth of Miss Olivia going to bother Audrey? Would she feel any less special?
I have stressed and worried excessively. Would our baby girl, our precious precocious Audrey be emotionally stunted at this pivotal time in her life?
It occured to me…
I am looking at this all wrong.
Audrey is not going to lose anything.
Because Audrey is going to gain the most beautiful and precious relationship.
I made Audrey these pancakes as a special treat. The pink is simply because she likes it and the marshmallow is an over the top indulgent way to make the treat extra special.
Just like her.
I wanted us to be able to sit down together and talk about how amazing, unique, talented, thoughtful, and loved she is.