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Daily Archives: December 29, 2014

Oh, Just a Little Offspring Pigeonholing

You know what I just realized? Each of our kids has a different walk. Saoirse steps methodically. She plants each foot with purpose (i.e., so LOUD), walks in a straight line, goes from point A to point B as directly as possible. There’s no dilly-dallying with this kid, no bs-ing. She gets right to it. You already know that she’s the first-born child of the family, but if you didn’t, that walk wouldn’t hide any secrets. Quinlan, the middle child, skips. I’m serious. She doesn’t walk. She skips, out of bed, through the house, runs out of school. She skips to see us in the morning, from the dinner table, to the bathroom, and then back out of the bathroom. I don’t know what magical dream plays on repeat in that child’s head, but I want to be a part of it. And then there’s Cian, the baby, the one who crawled at eight months but didn’t get around to walking until eighteen. He runs now, of course, and it’s still so cute to…