I recently saw a letter of apology to a second born child go viral on the web. It was funny and so true on many counts, but after welcoming our second child last winter, I really feel like the sibling getting the short end of the stick is my daughter, my sassy first-born. So here’s a quick letter of apology I drafted to her in my rare down time while she was at school and the baby was napping.
You have been a big sister for seven months now and overall you have done a great job, especially since I have changed as a mom to you in so many ways. I am not as physically, emotionally, and mentally available to you as much as before since I have a baby dependent on me for love and nourishment 24/7. You have been very understanding despite this. I think it is because you have always been an independent child. So here are a few things I am sorry about. Feel free to keep this draft and add to it over the years, it may help you and your therapist out someday: