Gracie has said this phrase numerous times the last couple of days. She tells me she doesn't like Ian anymore and that she wants a baby sister instead. I don't know why she thinks gender would make a difference, a crawling grabbing baby is a crawling grabbing baby, but she won't accept that explanation. She's been quite mean to him the last few days, she won't let him come in her room and she pushes him away every time he comes near her. I don't know what other angle to take with things, usually I just remove him from the situation and give him another toy to play with or whatever, but it's not getting any better. I feel really bad for him, he is just so happy to come near her, and then she shoves him away. I hope this passes quickly. I don't want to tell her she's wrong, I mean feelings are feelings. I know she is really threatened by him "invading" her stuff and her toys, and of course until this point she has pretty much had run of the house in that department. Now that he is moving though, and he is so interested in everything she is doing, she can't hardly get away from him sometimes. I am hoping she comes to realize he could be a good friend. And I am trying to teach her how to get away, like put toys up where he can't reach them, or just go to another room, but he's really quick and he always follows her. She gets so so frustrated. It's affecting him too, he is getting pretty aggressive. He smacks and grabs at things he wants (just as he has done to him about 100 times a day) and he is starting to scream his head off when someone removes something from him. And then of course this sibling issue is also affecting the way Gracie behaves when Dominik is at our house. I have to give them separate piles of everything, Gracie is just about totally incapable of playing with him right now. Every toy becomes a yelling crying game of tug-of-war. Every thing is "mine", or "I want it".
Good times. I'm thinking of taking up martini drinking. As a profession.