Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Today is the last day of November, which means it is the last official day of my "Month of Thankfulness". Hard to believe it is already over and tomorrow begins December.

But, tis true. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone --- though the leftovers still linger --- and our thoughts are turning to our Advent wreath, Christmas tree, holiday parties, and kids' wishlists.

Before I completely leave this special Thanksgiving season, though, I must take the chance of saying thanks to God for my two youngest daughters. My 9 year old LG and 5 year old Miss M are obviously sisters in appearance. From their straight, blonde hair to their big, blue eyes, there is no mistaking them as siblings. But that is just about where the similarities end. Like their two teenage sisters, they are about as different as two sisters can be in temperment and taste.

LG loves things to be organized and tidy. When she was a preschooler, she'd spend big chunks of time arranging dominoes and other manipulatives into orderly patterns. She can tell you the exact number of Littlest Pet Shop creatures that she owns and can always close her drawers. She is a conscientious student with neat handwriting and always has her lessons done right on time. She is simple in her clothing and hair style tastes. She rarely breaks the rules and does the chores assigned her. She carries bandaids in her purse (did I say she is NINE???) and her daddy and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if she grows up to be a nurse...or her generation's Martha Stewart.

Miss M is all about drama and motion and music and bright colors. If we were to let her go the Hollywood track, this girl would wow the world with her acting abilities. She could sing before she could talk. She loves wild clothes. Her favorite thing to wear is a black, froo-froo tutu skirt. She says she wants to be a police officer when she grows up because it would be fun. And that about sums it up...this girl is all about having fun!

Despite their major differences, they do have some things in common. They both love cute critters and love to spend time outside playing with the kittens that are always being born around here. They are both girlie girls. They both like baking with Mommy and their big sisters and cuddling up on the couch for storytime.

Something else that they have in common is that they both love their mommy very, very much...and their mommy loves them like crazy.

Today, I say thank you for my little girls...the last, but not the least...even if they are the littlest females in the MacLellan household.

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