Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

From Chicken Soup for Every Mom's Soul

Sibling Rivalry

When my wife, Deeptee, came home from the hospital with our second baby, she hired Meena, a live-in nurse, to come along and help out for the first few weeks. Having read up on sibling rivalry, my wife watched our eighteen-month-old daughter, Chinmya, for signs of jealousy or insecurity. But Chinmya adored her little brother from the start. She loved to help Meena feed and bathe the baby. She even offered to share her toys.

Several weeks passed and the mother of my two children, convinced that Chinmya was suffering no ill effects, decided she could manage without a nurse. As she watched Meena walk out to her car that last day, she heard an unmistakable cry of distress.

“Meena!” yelled Chinmya, running after her. “You forgot your baby!”

Deeptee and Vikrum Seth

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