I recently witnessed something I’d call a ‘Cain and Abel’ moment.
One evening a group of young couples got together with their little kids. Several of the women in the room were expecting and in some cases it was their second child.
Two little boys were playing with toys in a corner when one of the men came to talk to them. The man turned to one of the boys and said: ‘I hear you’re going to be a big brother soon. How exciting! There’s nothing like having a little brother or sister, you’re going to love being the big brother.” The little boy smiled.
After the man left, the other little boy turned to his friend and said: ‘I have a little sister – it’s a lot of work – we should talk about it later.’