Wednesday, January 24, 2007


My kids are completely different and it’s an amazing experience.

Alise is quiet, contemplative and introverted enough to where she is often overly sensitive to my reactions. More than once a stern glare or raised voice has made her little bottom lip quiver and her big cow eyes fill with tears. She is in a constant battle to win our affection and praise even though she has it regardless. The perfect little angel since she was born and I couldn’t ask for a more blessed situation.

Enter Keylie – the Cain to Alise’s Abel.

She strides herself on being mischievous and has evolved into a grand master of it. She uses her perceived innocence and small stature to get what she wants, when she wants it – no matter how hard I try to resist her charms. Her rebellion is based entirely in solidifying her polarity to her older sister – the yang to her ying.

I don’t even watch television anymore; when I need entertainment I just spark a discussion between the two of them.

I can’t wait to see what Kaden changes about this balancing act.

posted by Dustin Vannatter at 11:14 am  

One reply to “Feuding”

  1. Jon Tomlinson says:

    They’re cute … can’t wait until Debie and I have one (or two) or our own.

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