“My Little Brother Called Me Dad Tonight. I Don’t Know If I Should Be Happy Or Sad.”
Me and my brothers lost our dad six months before baby was born, and our mom passed away due to child birth complications. We live with our grandparents, but they sort of ignore us.
I grow them all. The older two don’t need much, but my little one is starting to ask. Our relatives live with us because of the quarantine and he is confused. He started a playgroup a few months before it closed and wants to know where his mom and dad are.
He has been in my bed for the past few nights due to a health concern (or trying to choke on my words). He was very nice and I was out of business with him.
He is currently sleeping on my chest. When I shook him he said “I love you daddy”. He was half asleep and I don’t know if he knew what he was saying, but she made me cry. This child has lost so much and is so little.
My brother overheard and was asked if I would let him call me dad. I honestly don’t know. I don’t want to replace our father and I worry that I will never get over how amazing he was. I want to try to give him a chance at a semi-normal life, but I don’t want to mess him up as he grows up.