The most recent addition to our family is The Girl. Now six years old and ready to enter first grade this fall, she’s established herself as quite possibly the happiest child ever to have been born. She loves being the center of attention and will gladly talk to whoever or whatever might be in the room with her.
She is in many ways the polar opposite of her brother: opinionated, physical, fearless and incredibly outgoing. Fortunately, she’s exactly like her brother in all the important ways: intelligent, funny, and loving. She’s completely nuts and spends most of her waking hours making us laugh (while also making us very, very tired).
The Girl loves playing soccer, watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants, creating elaborate contraptions out of her toys that fill every room of our house, eating cheese-only pizza, riding her bike in the park, and bossing other people around. She’s the queen bee of every room she enters. Don’t worry though – she’s mostly harmless.