My son drew me this beautiful picture.

It put a huge smile on my face because he has never really been interested in drawing or doing crafts and it wasn’t until recently that he would draw complete pictures, of a house and a tree and the green grass and blue sky with white clouds.

But this picture made me smile and almost faint at the same time.


Take a look here:

Yep, that’s a “baby sister”.

He wants one.  As if he’s asking for the shiny new toy at the store, the “I want a baby sister” request has started.  I’m surprised it took so long, actually.

Now that my little boy, aka the Destroyer is four-years-old and no longer has the cutesy features of a preschooler, the Boss, who is 6.5, wants a baby sister.

Even the Destroyer, who has been attached to my hip since birth and whom I always feared would be uber jealous of a baby in the house, has been very open to the idea.

Read my post here which I wrote back in November 2008 when I realized that I was happy with just two boys.

This recent incident has made me think – should we have tried for a girl?

But then I remember the pregnancy, the lack of sleep, the diaper changes, the hormones, the exhaustion, moodiness… and although I would love to have another child for all the joy a new baby brings, I only would if it was still the year 2007!


Maria Lianos-Carbone is Publisher/Editor of amotherworld. Follow her on Twitter @amotherworld and @lifeandtravelca.


  1. LOL that picture is way too cute.
    I hear ya though on the baby thing.. I would have loved a girl.. but our youngest boy was our “shot at a girl”.. and well.. he is far from girly lol. But I just spoil my neices and get the girly urges out that way lol

  2. Isabella often puts babies in her family pictures, but interestingly, doesn’t put ME in them…shows you where HER priorities are!

  3. lol, Maria, you better give him the best present he could ask for , start working on a baby sister for him! 🙂 Nice artwork

  4. I told my wife that she could have a pool or a third child. ( We have two little girls) She insists on a third. I’m hoping for the pool.

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