- May 31, 2011
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The other day someone asked what I was giving my older children as gifts when our newest baby arrives. To be honest, I hadn’t thought about that. I never knew that you were supposed to give the other kids gifts. Isn’t getting a new sibling gift enough?
I’m sure a little goodie bag would entertain him for a little while, but I’m thinking only about 15 minutes
I thought about what we did with my daughter when my first son was born. We had a little backpack packed in my hospital bag containing coloring pages, and books, little things to keep her occupied when she came to see me at the hospital. It also had a new shirt that claimed her new big sister status. So I did indeed have a gift for her, I just didn’t realize it. I asked around to my other friends with more than one child and some gave elaborate gifts, video games and bikes, and others had the basic goodie bag. Most all had the big brother or big sister shirts included somewhere in there.
This time around I’m not sure that I will do much. I don’t think that my son at 21 months old can really hang out long in a hospital room without going insane. I’m sure a little goodie bag would entertain him for a little while, but I’m thinking only about 15 minutes.
My daughter on the other hand is older and in her opinion wiser so she is confident that a few books or small toys will work for her. I’m sure she’s right. Because we are expecting our third, I’m not sure what to do about the big brother shirts. What do you get the middle child? Middle Brother? That sounds very uncool. Perhaps I will do little brother and littlest brother? I’m still not sure.
Just one more thing to think about before going into labor.