From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

March 18

Our house is very often visited by relatives who come from out of town and spend two or three weeks with us. Recently, we had a relative come to our house late one evening. It was a young lady. She came about three and a half months ago and is still with us. We are very much inconvenienced as her habits are very different from ours.

She likes to sleep during the day, and at night she keeps us awake to amuse her. She has her meals regularly enough, but they are not at the same time as ours, and this is a big problem. She smiles when in good humor with such a broad and pleasant smile we can’t help but smile back at her even though she has disrupted our lives completely. In spite of all of these things, we hope that she never leaves for we love our baby sister very much.

Joseph Brandes, 12 years old,
three months after the birth of his baby sister

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