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Watch: Adorable Little Girl Refuses To Hand Over Newborn Sister, Grandma Dares Not Interfere


First children have a lot of adjusting to do when a sibling comes along. The beginning of their lives are spent getting used to having all the family’s attention, and then suddenly they’re not the baby anymore.

This can cause some bumps in the road as the family tries to navigate getting used to a new addition. Kiddo #1 may pull out all the stops to continue stealing the show, and be a bit of an attention hog.

Some introductions are touch-and-go at best, as the child realizes that the bump on mommy’s belly has turned into a small screaming thing that will absorb both parents’ attention.

But other times the kiddo warms up to the idea of a sibling immediately, and it’s clear that a friendship is forming.

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Henley was not even 2 when she met her new baby sister, Peyton. Her aunt, Danielle Neville, captured their meeting on camera, and the resulting clip has left the online world smiling.

The video starts with Henley lying in the bassinet with newborn Peyton, who’s wrapped up and snuggled up next to Henley. The two just barely fit in the bassinet together, but Peyton seems content and is fast asleep.

Henley has one arm underneath her baby sister and looks up at her grandmother, who is reaching down to scoop up little Peyton. But Henley’s not about to let that happen.

As the hands come down and grandma asks Henley if she wants her to take the baby (it’s a rhetorical question), Henley looks right at grandma and clearly shakes her head “no.”

Undeterred, grandma tries again. “I’ll take her,” she repeats. “Cant I” — but before she can finish her sentence, Henley’s pulled Peyton closer, still eyeing grandma the whole while.

“I’m sorry,” grandma says, but the fact that she swept in for another go determined that that was a lie. “Can I take her? I’m sorry. Want me to lift her up now?”

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The big sister still isn’t convinced, and continues to shake her head no until grandma proposes a much more amenable solution. “You want to go for a ride?” Henley thinks about this option and nods.

She listens attentively as she’s asked if she’s holding onto her baby sister, but then shakes her head no again when she’s asked if she’s wearing her seat belt.

The clip of these adorable sisters has been watched millions of times and shared by many. In a few years these sisters may appreciate more space between them, but for now their sisterly love is heartwarming.

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn't really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.
She has a slew of interests that keep her busy, including trying out new recipes, enjoying nature, discussing ridiculous topics, reading, drawing, people watching, developing curriculum, and writing bios. Sometimes she has red hair, sometimes she has brown hair, sometimes she's had teal hair.
With a book on productive communication strategies in the works, Amanda is also writing and illustrating some children's books with her husband, Edward.
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