Friday, August 29, 2008

I suppose all girls have a maternal instinct in them, but some seem to have it stronger than others. In our house, whether it is helping navigate the playground equipment or helping navigate through life's new adventures (like Kindergarten), there is one person my littler girls always look to--Tori. Macie calls her "Toowa" now and I hear it all day. "Toowa, out," "Toowa, push" "Run, Toowa"--and Toowa always goes out and Toowa always pushes and Toowa always runs. And last night at the school open house, when Isabelle walked excitedly down the school hallway holding Jamie's hand, but then stopped suddenly at Mrs. Sickman's kindergarten door, Tori put her arm around her and brought her in. (I would have taken a picture, but I was capturing it with my own mind's eye). She showed her all the fun stuff about kindergarten and even the letter that she sat on for circle time when she was a kindergartner. My girls count on me, but they also count on Toowa--and I love that.





I asked them the other night how many children they thought they wanted to have when they grew up. Isabelle said, "I want to have 3 girls just like you" (of course). And Tori said, "Well, since I sort of help sometimes and know how fun it is, I think I want like 10 or 11."

6 comments:

Nate and Emily Miller said...

Hey Gretchen! Thanks for the blog encouragement! haha :) I've enjoyed reading yours...I cannot believe how big your kiddos are!!

Full of JOY said...

gretch!! you're gonna have like 20 grandbabies!! and probably all girls!! :) i can just picture tori putting her arm around isabelle and showing her the ropes...as i recall, luke left me by myself when i went to KG!! haha! i just remembered that!! i am TOTALLY complaining to him when he gets home!!!

Marissa said...

What teacher did Tori end up with?

Tara said...

That is so priceless.

Rebeckah said...

I just teared up a little. Towaa is a great big sister! I hope she does have 10 or 11 kids! That would rock! I still want 10 or 11 kids but Gary, not so much... I don't know how to write that sentence gramatically correct!

thedulls said...

oh what a sweetie that Tori seems to be. That is wonderful to have someone like her as the big sister! so cute. and yeah, you just might have tons of grandkids as mentioned above!