I know that it’s taboo to say that I had a second child to give my first one a sibling.
It wasn’t the only reason, but it was a part of it. I love having a sister, and I wanted to give that to E.
Feel free to judge me.
I don’t care because I catch moment like this.
And all I feel is joy.
I love having both of them in my life, but I may love them having each other just a little bit more.
Update: In response to the “Why would it be taboo?” questions/comments: I’ve read on a lot of forums and blog that having another child to give your first a sibling is a “terrible reason” and will “clearly” lead to horrible things. Like love. Or locking in closets. It’s hard to tell on those forums.