They may be on our list of picture-perfect families, but Team Kramer is just like any other family as Daddy Doug’s recent video shows. Like all parents with closely-spaced children, Doug and Chesca also have to deal with sibling rivalry whenever it rears its ugly head.
In a video shared on Facebook, Doug and Chesca are seen consoling Scarlett Doll, who is upset because big sister Kendra is getting all the attention from their yayas.
Their yayas had apparently set-up a birthday surprise for Kendra, complete with red balloons floating from the ceiling and photos of Kendra through the years. They also each had a gift for their alaga, who turned seven recently.
Upon realizing that she has no gifts or surprises, Scarlett Doll throws a fit!
But instead of scolding her and aggravating the situation, Chesca and Doug keep calm, reassuring their youngest daughter that she, too, is loved and special to everyone.
As parents of toddlers would be quick to share, it’s hard to keep one’s composure when there’s a screaming child in the room!
Here are some lessons we can pick up from this honest home video:
Use a soothing tone
Doug, who is behind the camera, carefully explains in an even-toned voice that it is Kendra’s birthday and that Scarlett will have her turn when she turns seven. This message is repeated patiently to the stressed toddler.
“You’re birthday will be like that also,” the Baguio-born basketball star says.
“Don’t cry, Doll. You’ll have also like that when you turn seven,” he says.
Remind the child to let others enjoy their moment
Doug likewise reminds Scarlett that it’s Kendra’s moment.
“We’re all gonna be fair,” he stresses.
“It’s ate’s moment now,” he adds.
Next: Chesca consoles Scarlett; and Doug’s sweet, sweet gesture for his two girls
Mommy Chesca Kramer was also quick to console her daughter. In the video, Chesca can be seen picking up Scarlett and holding her close as she carries the little tot.
Kendra is seen sharing one of her new toys with Scarlett. She also shares one of her new wigs with little brother Gavin.
Laugh it off
As soon as Scarlett’s tantrum passes and things wind down, Doug laughs it off. According to him, sibling rivalry is perfectly normal, and admits he was just like Scarlett when he was younger.
“Were you surprised?” he asks Kendra.
“Even me, I was surprised. But Scarlett was the most surprised,” Douglas quips.
Flowers are a little girl’s best friend
Later that day, Doug shared a photo of his daughters on Facebook.
In the photo, the sisters are each holding a bouquet of red roses.
Doug had gifted Kendra with her first bouquet of red roses, and, not wanting Scarlett to feel left out once again, he made sure he got one for her too. Awww, what a sweet gesture!
“Surprised Kendra awhile ago with her first bouquet of 7 red flowers! She super loved it! I didn’t want Scarlett to feel left out even if it was her ate’s special day, so I got her 4 roses as well! Scarlett actually cried while I was giving it to Kendra, and whispered to her mama that “papa forgot about me.” But I didn’t, and she was so happy to see her flowers! Love my princesses so much!” Doug captioned the photo.
Scarlett also got to share the spotlight with her ate Kendra during the latter’s birthday party. Here they are looking sweet in their twin ball gowns.
LOOK: Kendra Kramer celebrates 7th birthday with a royal ball
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