Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thankful Thursday 4

Thankful Thurday: What CHRIXEAN is thankful for this week

1) Nicky has finally accepted the arrival of a new sibling! :-)

After much stress these past weeks, we were finally able to break the news to him yesterday. I am so happy and thankful for all the suggestions which were sent to me on how to break the news to Nicky "gently". But I guess the ultimate winner is the suggestion that we should get Nicky a gift and tell him that it came from the baby. Boy did that really work!

Allan came home bringing with him a gift package for Nicky, with a note on it that said:

"Dear big brother Nicky,

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Love, Baby."

Man, did that idea sell big time! As soon as he got the gift, saw what was inside (just a few small Matchbox cars) and the tag that it was from his unborn sib, he went flew out of his room and started calling the maids and his nanny, shouting "I'm going to be a big brother!"

The gift also came with a book, which I REALLY appreciate right now called What To Expect When The New Baby Comes Home.

It was a gift we gave Nicky, telling him that it was his "manual" on how to become a good little "assistant" to mommy, and that he needed to know how to take care of the baby. Golly, he's been reading it ever since he got it, explaining to me why a baby's legs are curled up, why the baby doesn't have teeth yet...and so on.

But more than anything, I feel thankful that he "feels" the love from us and the baby. Even if it was through a gift that this was passed on, the idea to him that the baby "thought of giving him a gift" meant the baby loved him. I know this because just this morning he gave me a letter which he wrote for the baby!

And the letter goes:

"Dear Baby,

Nicky here. Remember me? Haha! Hey, what if I get you a doll or a duck? No? Not a duck, a doll! Ok. I hope you enjoy. Relax in yourself. Please meet me another time :-)

Love, Nicky."

2) Nicky's passing his entrance exams for 1st Grade in San Beda Alabang College. I haven't actually decided on his school yet (he's moving from a pre-school to a big school), but it just feels good to know that he has passed one of my top choices :-)

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I'm glad that the worry is finally over. Now at least you can discuss things about the coming baby without the hush hush.`

eph2810 said...

This is so cool - a gift from the baby...:)

eph2810 said...

Oops - Have my Thankful post up too :)

Running2Ks said...

OMG, I'm going to cry on the first thankful! How sweet is that?!?

WendyWings said...

I am so glad that it went well :)
I love that letter Nicky wrote to the baby , you need to keep it and put it in the babybook for sure !

russ said...


Hakuna Matata!

It means no worries for the rest of your days...

It's our problem-free philosophy

Hakuna Matata!

Barbara said...

I'm glad that Nicky is having an easier time of it!

Michael Manning said...

My Niece is already going through this with her newborn and 3 year old son, but it's working out well! lol!

puremood said...

Oh how sweet that Nicy has accepted... the gift was a great idea and I'm glad it worked out!

Karen Rani said...

That is so sweet! You're raising a wonderful child!