Jealousy

I have a little girl who is a VERY jealous little girl. I am VERY nervous about what is going to happen when the baby is born.

On Sundays, I teach a class during the morning worship service. It is for ages 0 – 5. I usually have the same 5 kids – 3 of which are my own. Well, yesterday, I had 8 kids. (I LOVED IT!) I had a baby about 2.5 months old, 3 that were 20 months old (one of them being Lucy), 1 that was 3 (Jace), 2 that were 4 (one was Zander), and one that was 5. I had my hands full, but I loved every second of it. (Now, if only I could convince hubby that we need 8!)

Anyway, after we did our Bible story, song time, learned our Bible verse, and colored our pictures, it was time for the baby’s bottle. I sat down in the chair and started feeding her. Lucy became VERY angry that I was no longer right with her, and came over to where I was sitting. She started smacking me. When I told her to go play, she got even more angry, and BIT ME. She screamed and would not stop until church was over and Gene came and got her.

Lucy is very much a Momma’s girl. If we’re sitting on the couch, and I’m holding her, if Jace puts his hand on me, holds my hand, or anything, she immediately gets angry and sreams, pushing his arm off of me. If Gene leans over to kiss me – LOOK OUT! The girl goes into a flying rage. I am HER mommy. When she has my attention, no one else is allowed near.

I do not know what to do about this. Jace was always a Momma’s boy – still is – but not like this. Once Lucy was born, he immediately became her protector. He still snuggles with me any chance he gets, but he gives up *our* time for Lucy or anyone else that needs it.

I am terrified that Lucy is going to be just awful to this baby. If she’ll bite me for feeding a baby, what on earth is she going to do when the baby is attached to my boob 14 hours a day?!

Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1
    SissyMerks says:

    Wowwee, mommy! I have been sitting here trying to think of some advice but can’t come up with anything. It may be hard for her at first but she will adapt. I know you already know this but just include her and all the kids in as many of the activities with the new baby as you possibly can.

  2. 2
    Danielle says:

    I can’t come up with anything either other than, by the time the baby comes, she’ll be that much older and more likely to understand if you start now.

  3. 3

    Demand the right to latch onto the other one so she is getting the same attention?

    Ok, so that was totally gross and inappropriate but I wanted to make ya smile. Hopefully you laughed instead of wrinkling your face in disgust while checking to see if you can block me from your site in the future! 😛

    *hugs*

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