Saturday, May 03, 2008

Second-born, but never second-best

The second one is different and exactly the same.

The second one is harder and easier.

The second one is predictable and surprising.

The second one is more work and less work.

The second one is a thorn in the side of the first one, and a partner in crime.

The second one strains your family and strengthens it.

The second one is worth it, Mrs. Chicky, HBM, and Mrs. Chicken. I promise it is.

16 comments:

Mrs. Chicken said...

Thank you, friend. I can't wait for my girl to have a brother, and for my heart to double in size.

Not to mention: o, the blog fodder!

motherbumper said...

OMG - this made my eyes feel leaky. Beautiful words MM.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Thanks for this. I'm not thanking you for the resulting tears but for the beautiful sentiment.

*sniff*

Kimberly said...

Great post! So much truth there!

lildb said...

beautiful, MM. sweet *and* depth-y. like a good pie. *wink*

Magpie said...

So sweet. Almost makes me want another :)

the mama bird diaries said...

you got it. every single one.

Mandy said...

I've read a lot of these, but this is one of my favourite entries!

Binkytown said...

I love this- I'm not there yet but I can already tell this is completely true.

PS Johnny has two, so it must be a good idea

Mrs. Wheezer said...

True, so very true.

PunditMom said...

I know these are probably true, but with just one, I'll never be sure!

julie @ the calm before the stork said...

eeeeee! oooooh! encouragement!!! tee hee!

apathy lounge said...

Amen and AMEN!!

Karianna said...

I want to sell my second one right about now. But he's just too darn cute despite his devilish ways.

Her Bad Mother said...

I'm holding you to that promise ;)

xoxo

Lady M said...

Well said.

I'm hanging on to the "worth it" part! :)