My son asked me a question this morning and it really shook me. Before him, I never wanted kids and now he is my world and my heart. My partner and I work full time on minimum wage so we just afford the basics in life and barely have enough money to save to take him to circus.
This morning he said “mummy, can I please have a baby sister?” I was shocked and didn’t know what to say and under pressure, I freaked out.
I said: “Mummy and daddy just want you to love and don’t want to share their love with another kid”
4 year old: “I promise to share you with her and all my toys”
So I said the truth: “mommy and daddy can’t afford to have another baby honey”
4 year old: “you can have all the money in my money boxes”
So I freaked out and just said “we will talk to daddy tonight”
How do I tell him he can’t have a sibling?