My Sister Madelyn -
by Nena Fromm (reprinted with permission)
It all started when she was born. She was the smallest baby I've ever seen, but she was so cute. When she was in my mother's belly I kept telling my mom, "When will she come out? I can't wait." Every day when I got home from school I would rub her belly and talk to it, too. I couldn't wait for Madelyn to come out and see the world. Now that she is out of the belly, she is so loud and cute. Madelyn was 6lbs. 4oz. when she was first born! It is so exciting to have someone new in your life. Sometimes you've just got to get used to the feeling. Here is something surprising to people and surprisingly, me. My mom is letting me help change the diaper, but don't worry, I only do it once a week. Ha ha ha ha ha!! Let's get serious. Sometimes when we have visitors I don't feel left out because occasionally someone brings me something, like the paper I'm writing on it came from my new notebook at my house. Sometimes it will be a snack, or a toy, or something like that. Let's get back to the point shall we?? It's not always about you. You just have to get used to that. My sister means a lot to me mostly because she's my first sibling. I take care of her the best I can. Sometimes it's hard to take care of a baby, but somehow the parents come to know more about them than they seem to. It seems they are the ones who used to take care of us in the same way. You should be happy you have a brother or sister. If you don't it's ok. I'm sure your friends take good care of you. Some people get a lot of attention and others don't, but when you're a baby you need a lot, and I mean A LOT of attention. Babies are nice and cute. I hope my story has warmed your heart, but in life there's more to come, like taking care of yourself and others. Thank you for listening to my story and paying attention!!