Michael has correctly predicted the future. Congratulations Elizabeth.
how fascinating for you, Michael
Ah, Liz, reconsidering the coolness of having a baby sister? Yeah, she’ll cry a lot and your mom will be coming in and out at all hours. When she starts walking, she will take your toys and dribble on your stuff. She will be underfoot all the time.
When my mom was expecting her last child I was 8 years old and had two older brothers. They shared a room and I had my own room up til then. I was told the baby would sleep in my room even if it was a boy. It turned out to be a girl so at least I didn’t have to share my room with a boy.
I have a friend with two daughters who love sharing a room and were horrified at the idea, when they moved to a bigger flat, that they’d each have their own room. It was decided that other room would be a play/guest/sewing room till the girls were ready for separate bedrooms. Two years and counting, it’s still a playroom.
One bite of reality sandwich for Liz.
When I was very young, I one of 6 kids. My older twin brothers shared a room, my 2 older sisters shared a room, and I shared a room with my older brother. When I was 8 my little brother was born. He & I ended up sharing a room until he was about 3. When my oldest sister married & moved out, I was moved to share a room with my other sister, which was fine. When she moved out, I ended up sharing a room with my grandmother.
Yep, it’s all about you, Mike…
That’s a very good point!
My 2 youngest were girls and shared a room…I marvel that they grew to adulthood before killing each other! they are the best of friends now, though. I on the other hand had to share a room with my grandmother and it was not a good experience; especially since it was my room solely until about 8 or 9. To this day I wish my mother had been able to make some other arrangement.
In a family with 5 girls and one boy and only 3 bedrooms for the kids, all the girls shared a bedroom except the brother. I don’t know how it happened but I got into a fight with the sister I was sharing the room with and moved down to the basement. BEST move ever!!! I had a ton of space, cool in the summer, warm in winter plus I could sneak out the basement door. LOL
My grandparents had 13 kids, 4 boys 9 girls. Bedroom sharing was a given.
Boy, Mike was really quite the narcissist back then, eh?
Still, the storyline gave me a whole new focus in the strip. I could imagine how the news of another baby might affect our other two siblings.
LOL!!! Rethink it, Liz!
I realise that many people love their siblings but I can’t imagine tolerating one. I was the only child of a poor single mother. I was an unwanted accident and was reminded of that frequently. My mother paid very little attention to me, she said, “I didn’t raise you; you grew up in spite of me”, except at holidays she would come out of her shell and we would have fun with presents and decorating and going out for tea. I can’t imagine having to share her attention with a sibling. What if a sibling got something I wanted for Xmas? I inherited some family antiques and jewellery from her. I would NEVER have been willing to compete with a sibling for those items, or compete for my mother’s love. She would have used them, “I’ll give the bookcases to your sister if you don’t do x, y, z for me…” No, I couldn’t have dealt with the competition of a sibling. I don’t understand how other people deal with it.
April flowers may bring baby showers.
Mike – if you are lucky, you’ll get to help with the baby – holding it, feeding it and changing diapers. It will be good training for you when you get married.