The title sounds a little bizzar, I know! If you have been following my posts then you would know that about a month ago I became an auntie. My brother had a gorgeous little girl, it is his first child so lets just say fatherhood is very new to him. To my surprise he has handled it quite well and is actually very hands on. I wasn’t too convinced that he would be a hands on dad just because he is my brother and I have known him for like 30 years of my life and I just couldn’t see it. I guess it is always weird to see your own sibling become a parent because they are your sibling, the one you used to fight with when you were little and have grown up with.
I am very close to my brother, he has always been the protective big brother so seeing the transformation from my brother to a father as well is truly different but a good different! It makes me feel warm inside seeing him moving onto the next stage of his life. Plus being the older one too so now he can give me a bit of an insight as to what parenthood is like before I have my own (or not, ha!). Another thing he definitely gave me an insight into is that wearing glasses has their advantages when it comes to changing nappies!
Yep! The other week when my brother was changing her nappy, the nappy came off and she was ready for a new one but like babies do, without warning, she started pooing (sorry if you are reading this whilst eating, it gets worse). She didn’t JUST poo, she pretty much projected the poo and squirted all over my brother and lets just say it was a good job my brother is a glasses wearer. I mean could you imagine having poo in your eyes! You can only wash it out with water and the feeling of it being in your eyes and you can’t sanitise it. Blurrggggg! I feel sick thinking about it now. So you see, there are many good points for wearing glasses, it is not just a medical necessity or fashion accessory but protection too!
It was rather funny when my sister in law told me but I have to say I may want to re-think having my own, or at least take it as a very good warning sign that if I do become a mum this could happen and it is a good idea to be wearing glasses AT ALL TIMES!