Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Maëlle’s First Commandment to her newborn brother

Today daily prompt:


My little daughter was getting restless and impatient. As much as she loved stroking my whalish belly and talking to her brother, she wanted to see him and hold him NOW! “See Mum, he is knocking at the door! He wants to come out!”.

When the two siblings finally met at the maternity, she was speechless – which already says a lot. She was admiring Leandre from every single angle, brushing his tiny fingers, caressing his head and repeating over and over how much she loved him.

But it took only a second to break the spell. As soon as I started breastfeeding him, she busted into uncontrollable tears.

When she finally calmed down, she came to her brother with her most serious looks. She gave him a gentle hug, but her commandment was clear enough: « you don’t eat my Mummy ok? You can only have milk! Don’t eat my Mummy again!».


9 comments on “Maëlle’s First Commandment to her newborn brother

  1. raroto
    August 19, 2014


    • estelea
      August 19, 2014

      Took a while to explain that Mommy will actually be Leandre’s bottle for some months. She was so impressed that she stopped asking “But how did he come out?” 😉

  2. Sia-Discover Life
    August 19, 2014

    Very emotional moment. Loved reading it, short and sweet and carried lot of message in it. God bless your family 🙂

    • estelea
      August 19, 2014

      thank you so much, your precious message means so much to me 🙂 I really appreciate the beautiful compliment, thank you again and bless you and the ones you love as well ❤

      • Sia-Discover Life
        August 19, 2014

        The picture is very beautiful. memorable moment to be cherished lifelong. Sometimes we tend to ignore these small things in life which actually gives us happiness.

      • estelea
        August 19, 2014

        You are so right! I am on sabbatical this year, and it took me a while to finally get ride of my obsession with productivity and simply enjoy all those beautiful moments I am spending with my family.
        I read your great last post and I could easily tick all the lines, thanks to them 😉 I could even add: throw my handbag in the trash and take the kids to school carrying the plastic bag with Leandre’s dirty nappies instead…been there too! Take a deep breath in, go back, and dig in the trash for my bag, with a smile: My children are my most precious and demanding little guru 😉

      • Sia-Discover Life
        August 19, 2014

        Hahaha…very true!

  3. Yvette bouaziz.
    August 28, 2014

    C’était si touchant cette découverte du petit frère.elle était tellement émue et inquiète à la fois…souvenirs heureux.

  4. Tidlidim
    September 1, 2014

    Trop mimi !

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