My daughter should consider herself lucky because she has three parents: me, my husband and…her brother! My son (T-1) swears that he is the boss of my daughter (T-2). He tells her where to sit, which toys to play with and what to say. I like to watch their interaction and see how they will respond to each other. Sometimes she goes along with what he says unless she is really determined to do something else. When this happens, she looks at me with a frown on her face as if to say, “Mommy, will you get him away from me?”
Sometimes it is a good thing because he can be very helpful as well. Since he watches her so much, he will let me know certain things. For example, when they are playing and he realizes she needs a diaper change he will tell me. Another example is when he is eating something and she tries to get some. Then he will let me know, so that I can get her some too. He always wants to know where she is and what she is doing. A few times he has raised his voice a little when questioning me about her. This I do not find cute at all and I have to remind him who is the real parent.
I love that he cares so much about his little sister and I always want him to care about how she is doing. I am glad that she has a brother that is protective of her already. However, I’m not so sure that she will be if he continues to be overly protective of her as they get older. By that time, if she gives me that look like she wants me to get him away from her, I will pretend that I don’t see it. 🙂