We have neighbors living behind us the past few years. He’s blond. She’s gorgeous.
Actually, they’re both tall, thin and gorgeous. Their children are adorable and well mannered. It’s as if a Crest commercial had come to life.
“You look like the couple on a wedding cake,” I said earlier as they marched by with their five month old baby girl and three more blond daughters.
“I’ll take that as a complement,” he said.
It was. Absolutely.
I walked up to see the baby. At the moment she’s the only one in the family with body fat.
Her piercing blue eyes caught me as I walked up. Her face turned serious. I was being scoped out. Stranger danger.
I learned a lot watching Stef grow up. She understood what we were saying long before she could respond. It wasn’t she was mentally incapable, she just didn’t have the fine motor skills and muscle control necessary to make the right sound. Same today with this little girl.
My niece Melissa and her husband Mark taught their daughter Charlotte sign language so she could ‘speak’ a little sooner. Welcome to 2016, featuring workarounds.
The world is this little girl’s puzzle. She’s working on making all the pieces fit. It’s a tough job for an infant and there are no instructions.
I sad goodbye and the family continued on. It looked like the happy scene in a life insurance commercial.