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Realizing her baby brother will grow up prompts his tearful sister to exclaim, “Oh, my gosh, I want him to stay little”

by | Jul 31, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

Editor’s note. This is probably my all-time favorite example of the interaction of little siblings. Though it now goes back (wow!) five years, every once in a while we rerun it because it is such a blessing. It now has 3,266,451 views

The instant I saw this earlier today, I forwarded it to my son and daughter-in-law who have a 3 ½ year old daughter and eight month old son, and to my wife. The video is, in every way, a classic, and makes you want to laugh and to wipe away a small tear.

The video (which has already had more than a million and a half views since it was posted on Monday) is barely a minute long. It starts with an obviously inconsolable five-year-old Sadie saying, “WHAT?”

A moment later, between sobs, she leans over and kisses her baby brother on the top of his head. Her dad begins to ask, “What are you…” to which Sadie responds, “I don’t want him to grow up.”

Mom quickly adds, “Do you want him to stay little forever?

Sadie: “Yes, he’s so cute.”

Mom: “Because he’s cute he makes you cry?”

Sadie (switching topics, but maybe not) “And I don’t wanna die when I’m a hundred.”

Mom: “You don’t’ want to die when you’re a hundred…”

Sadie continues to cry and then looks over at her brother whose head has been bobbing along in time. There is this slight pause, and with perfect little brother timing, he smiles back, bemused.

This prompts Sadie to cuddle him once again and assure him

Oh, you are so cute.

“I love your cute little smiles.

“Oh, my gosh. I want him to stay little.”

As the father of four and the grandfather of three, can I identify with that sentiment.

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