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Sisters are something special

Before we had Truett and Kirsten, we had another kid – Joie. Well, sort of. We used to babysit her back when she was still a tiny baby and she’s the only under-12-year-old we still hang out with the most besides our own kids.

Now that she’s almost a teenager, it’s extra street cred that she considers us cool enough to be around. The kids obviously think that she’s cooler than Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk (and yes, they’ve seen MJ do the moonwalk on youtube – it’s part of their core home-schooling curriculum). So hopefully the cycle of coolness gives us enough cool points with the kids, because your own parents are always the opposite of cool, innit?

Kirsten is starting to realize how fun it is to have a big sister to do girly things with and has appointed Joie to be her big sister. Like “ok I choose you, Joie, you’re now my sister. ”

I think she doesn’t quite understand the whole giving birth process yet.

Recently, she’s been telling me that if I have another baby, it must be a girl. She says she only wants Hailey, not Travis. I told her I don’t have the necessary powers to control such things but she just stares at me blankly and says “I want Hailey, mommy. You go make, ok?”

Um, ok, sure sweetheart. Mommy will try.

PS. Just not right now.

PPS. Maybe in a year or two. Or even three.

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  • Reply Jen July 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Go go go! Go make Hailey tonite! Mummy cannot disappoint Kirsten…. 

    • Reply Daphne July 5, 2011 at 12:51 am

      hahah, I think I’ll just get her one of those baby girl dolls instead. the freaky type I blogged about some time ago.

  • Reply San July 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Kirs has spoken. :) LOL! Me doubt she willing to wait so long, ya know. Haha!

    • Reply Daphne July 5, 2011 at 12:55 am

      Well, I have been taking my momnesia meds so I’m fine here. Plus I have scary blog posts from July-Oct 2009 archives.

  • Reply Andrea July 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Hahahaha! tonight’s gonna be a good good night!! And just to affirm and confirm what you said about sisters, I love mine, would not have traded her for a brother :)

    • Reply Daphne July 5, 2011 at 12:52 am

      Exactly. Brothers are as much fun as been stabbed in the stomach with a wooden sword.

  • Reply Esther Teo July 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Im also thinking of having a third baby as I’m now carrying a 2nd one. Cause I’m having 2 boys and I would like to have a gal. But this 2nd pregnancy is putting me off with having a third one. But I admire you for having a 3rd one. Go for it!

    • Reply Daphne July 5, 2011 at 12:53 am

      If I had two boys back to back I’ll think twice about trying again. I’m sure research shows somewhere that white hair in mothers is proportionate to the ratio of boys:girls in the family.

  • Reply Pris July 5, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Wah your daughter is sooo funny!!! Are you home-schooling your children? Amazing! What materials do you use? How do you teach them Mandarin? That’s a real headache for me, since my child(ren) will be growing up in Germany.

  • Reply rachel July 5, 2011 at 11:38 am

    u know, the more you say you don’t want, the more likely it’s going to happen. *wink* heh
    have a blast!

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