When our second child was on the way, my wife and I attended an ante-natal class that was aimed at couples who had already had at least one child.
The instructor raised the sensitive issue of breaking the news to the older child that they were going to have a baby brother or sister.
It went something like this:
“Some parents,” the instructor said, “tell the older child, ‘We love you so much we decided to bring another child into this family’. But just stop and think about that. Ladies, what if your husband came home one day and said, ‘Honey, I love you so much I decided to bring home another wife.'”
One of the women spoke up immediately. “Does she cook???”
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