AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Little Bird's best friend DATE: 7/20/2009 02:26:00 PM ----- BODY:
This week isn't going to be as much fun for Little Bird as last week was. Last week, his big sister was tracked out of school and was home with us. Bird was in heaven.

Lovely was a fabulous dance partner, a wonderful audience, a master storyteller, a patient art instructor, and an energetic outdoor companion. We played with trains and blocks, his farm set and balls. It was a week long fun fest at our house.

Today, Lovely went back to her mother's, and Bird stood at the door watching her leave with her daddy. I thought it would tearful, as every time she left the room last week, he cried for her, but he was alright. He waved and gave her one of his sweet, multisyllabic Bye's as she walked to the car.

As an only child for 11 years, Lovely has taken on the role of big sister like a champ. She has been unselfish with her toys, her time, and her daddy. It is quite impressive. She is quite impressive.

One afternoon last week, Kevin came home early from work to stay with Bird so that Lovely and I could go see the new Harry Potter movie. We both reread the sixth book before the movie - Lovely, because that is what she does, and me, because I wanted to be able to keep up with the conversation after the movie. We also watched Freaks and Geeks together over her break. I considered it an important part of her pop culture edumacation.

I guess it's safe to say that my week isn't going to be as much either. She is just as good of a stepdaughter as she is a big sister.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous nikki DATE:Monday, July 20, 2009 at 4:22:00 PM EDT That is wonderful that Lovely and Little Bird are so close. After that many years as an only, it must have been strange for her, but probably awesome too. (I always wanted a sibling.) I'm sorry she's left; I know you'll all miss her! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 7:56:00 AM EDT I'm glad you had such a great week with Lovely and that her & LB get along so well. It's so sweet. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous JessicaAPISS DATE:Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 3:54:00 PM EDT I'm a stepdaughter myself, so this post just made me cry.

Thank you for your love - what a great family! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Susie DATE:Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 6:28:00 PM EDT I love Freaks and Geeks - next time, you two should watch My So Called Life.

Bird is so lucky to have such an adoring sister - mutual sweetness! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Becki DATE:Friday, July 24, 2009 at 9:46:00 AM EDT Awww...glad it was such a super week. That is a very sweet picture of them together :) They both look quite content. ----- --------