Elcie is 12 - will be 13 in March
Rochelle is 10 - will be 11 in January
Rebecca is 10 - just had a birthday - yes, she's a Halloween child.
Ten months between Rochelle and Rebecca. Rebecca was very early - our two pounder - otherwise it would have been closer to a year apart.
The girls are my grandson's kids, my great-grandchildren. His mother is my oldest daughter. That makes my sons their great-uncles. Tim and their dad are close to the same age and of course, Tim is their dad's uncle. I feel like I'm writing new lyrics to I'm My Own GrandPaw.
Yes, that is I in the photo - one of the few we have of me except as a child. I have one of those back in the October postings as well as a couple of my own great-uncle, the violin maker. Also put one on of the girls with their mom.
I've been keeping up with you on Gawdessness but yesterday was the first chance I had to backtrack trhough your posts.
This is a typical Saturday - kids running amok. I'm doing as little as possible. This cold is really kicking my butt and Sundays are always busy, at least in the morning. I make two trips to the church (United Methodist) ; one with Elcie for choir practice and double back with the rest of us. Elcie's really blooming with our small "praise" choir. Drums and other percussion, guitars, piano, and singers. Six to eight people at most.
I have a biography way back at the beginning of September. Sort of a scorecard naming the players and their relationship to me.
Oh, the other question. They either love each other or are ready to kill. Elcie and Rebecca get into it the most. Rebecca is often a pest and Elcie is hitting teenage with a vengeance and has lost what little patience she once possessed. She's been spending considerable time in her room lately thinking about her language and the choices she could have made. She gets to decide when to come out - all it takes is an attitude change. It's not a grounding exactly, just trying to defuse the situation and let her know some behavior is unacceptable, no matter the provocation. Rebecca goes to a neutral corner - it takes two to fight. Rochelle is usually the peacemaker (middle child) and the most outwardly loving and kind.
Keep in touch - I'll try to visit you a little more often.