Time Being a Big Sister
later, I hear a loud cry from far away. I
don't know where it came from and the show
is too exciting for me to walk away. But
now the cry is even louder and clearer.
OH! It's my baby sister crying! I throw my
bowl aside right away and run to my room
in my bare feet.
her Sailor Scouts to help fight, she is the one
named Sailor Moon, she is the one named Sailor
Moon, she is the one, Sailor Moon!"
time to watch Sailor Moon! My favorite cartoon.
From the dinner table, I slowly rush to the big
couch with a bowl in my hand. I am excited to know
what enemies will the Sailor Scouts defeat this
time. As I watch, I munch on the gold fish crackers
in my plastic Mickey Mouse bowl.
later, I hear a loud cry from far away. I don't
know where it came from and the show is too
exciting for me to walk away. But now the cry is
even louder and clearer. OH! It's my baby sister
crying! I throw my bowl aside right away and run to
my room in my bare feet. When I get to the room,
her cry seems much louder than before. It is so
loud that I think I am going deaf. Her face is all
red, eyes tightly closed, mouth wide open, and her
tongue is shaking.
is not here yet, and as a big sister, I just know
exactly what I need to do. And I need to show mom
that I can do it. I carefully open the lock on the
side of the crib so that I can slide it down. Then,
I tip toe and reach out my arms to the crying baby.
Mommy once told me that babies are not strong
enough to hold up their necks, so when we carry
babies, one hand must be under their neck to
slip my left hand under the back of my sister's
neck and my other hand around her lower back. Her
cry fades a little. And "One, two, three," I use my
full strength to lift her up because she is very
fat and heavy.
OH! Too much! My sister's chubby body hits me like
a ball and both of us fall on the floor with a big
THUMP! OUCH! My back and my hand hurt. My sister's
head is lying on my palm. Now, she is crying louder
than ever! I'm very scared. My body begins to shake
and I try to shush her up. "SHHH!!"
now, I hear my mom's footsteps rushing from the
living room. I hear the flopping sound of my
mommy's slippers getting louder and closer.
Quickly, I try to pick up my sister again so mom
won't find out we fell. But as I am trying to get
up from the floor, mom is right in front of me
already. At once, I grow frighten and tears start
to slide down my face. I am scared that mom will
yell at me.
speaking, mommy reaches out her arms towards me and
takes my sister. Mommy starts to sing a baby tune
and my sister falls back to sleep. I am still
standing here wiping the falling tears and then
mommy whispers to me, "Are you alright?" And I nod
Good Ol' Days
Dog I Teased
Last Days for My
on My Eyelid
about Music: Music
Where's My Mommy
- Sandy and Thomas Peters