I’m really excited because for the past year and a half I’ve been writing over at Toddler Times about my little guy, and it was awesome, BUT, I have an older daughter who just turned five, and well, let’s just say, she is something else.
Her name is Kaelyn and she is a little firecracker. Spirited, spicy, and too stinkin’ smart for her own good. She attends a Montessori preschool half-days, is learning to read, and still sucks her thumb. And I can’t wait to share a little bit of her with you here, along with my son. Together they are quite the dynamic duo.
They play well together, but of course they can fight with the best of them. They share a room, and so they are together pretty much all the time. I’m so thankful that they are best buds and that they get to grow up together. My daughter was only 20 months old when my son was born, so neither remembers life without the other.From the beginning when my son first learned how to talk, he called his sister “Ga-ga”. No idea where it came from, but it was endearing and so cute, except for the part where it seemed like he was naming her after a lady who wears raw meat for a dress.
But anyway, he’s been able to actually say her name for a long time now, so I kinda thought the nickname had stuck.
In just the past week, he’s dropped “Ga-ga” altogether, and now calls her by her name, with his little lisp, “Kay-yin”. While it’s cute and sweet too, I have to admit I’m a little sad about the end of the nickname and how it means they are growing up so quickly, and how things can change in the blink of an eye.
What a blessing it is to be mama to these two amazing little people, and their baby sister. And how amazingly hard it is at the same time. I’m so glad that there are other parents out there who I can relate with, that we can all support each other and know that we’re not alone.
Emily writes about green and natural living at Live Renewed.