My youngest daughter, who recently turned two, is the most adorable, sweetest, most loving little girl on the planet. She is more than likely to come hug my legs when I’m in the kitchen or get super excited to see me –and come running, hugging me tight—after five minutes upstairs. Daddy coming home from work gets her so worked up that she starts waiting by the door the minute I say that he is on his way, doing her “happy dance” where she marches in place very quickly.
There is just one person seemingly exempt from this constant outpouring of affection: her big sister. Alison is not overly affectionate, but the few times she has wanted to hug or kiss unprompted her sister is usually the recipient. However, rather than accept the embraces, Khalen protests and pulls away. I didn’t really pay much attention to it at first until I realized that it occurred each and every time without fail.
So, it got me thinking. Is this normal? Is there something wrong with my baby not wanting her big sister to hug her? Is it just a part of the infamous sibling rivalry? Feel free to chime in anytime, ladies. I need all the help I can get with these two!