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Saturday, May 9, 2009

But What About Me?

Because my daughters are just 17 months apart, they "share" a lot of the same friends. That means they both get invited to the same parties.

Just this year, Ann Catherine starting getting invited to parties without Lily. Lily didn't know the difference so it didn't matter. But, Lily has never been invited to a party without Ann Catherine.

Until now.

When I told Ann Catherine earlier in the week that Lily was going to a friend's birthday party, AC said, "But what about me?"

I explained that she wasn't invited, just as Lily wasn't invited to the party that Ann Catherine went to on Wednesday.

Didn't matter.

Ann Catherine knows there's a party with cake, games and toys and she's not part of it.

"But what about me?" she has asked at least a thousand times this week. "You're not invited," I would answer, and remind her of the parties she attended that Lily wasn't invited to.

"But I want to go!" was always her answer.

Chris had to come up with some pretty cool daddy/daughter fun today, I can promise you that.

As for Lily, she looked like such a big girl going to her party today!

But something interesting happened when we got there. Lily grabbed onto my leg and wouldn't go play with her friends (these were all friends that she knows from daycare, mind you). I couldn't figure it out. AC is usually my shy one when we are around others, not Lily. Lily is gregarious, fun-loving, the life of the party.

Then, I figured it out. AC wasn't there. Lily doesn't know life without Ann Catherine. They go everywhere together. And AC is somewhat of a crutch for her. If Ann Catherine is around, she has confidence and just jumps into a situation. Without her, not so much.

It was interesting seeing this other side of my daughter. Eventually, she warmed up and played, but she never really wanted me out of her sight. If Ann Catherine had been there, I'm pretty sure it would have been different.

I always say Ann Catherine needed Lily so badly when she was born, but I realized something today.

Lily needs her, too.


Love my 2 BoYs! said...

Lily looks precious and yes she does look like such a big girl!!! The bond that your girls have is so special!!

The Titsworth Family said...

She's so precious!! Where did you get that cute outfit? Lily is just a doll!

Amy said...

Thanks, Jennifer and Brandy! Brandy, my mom bought the outfit at Itty Bitty. It's in Interior Marketplace on Highway 431 near Hampton Cove. We buy lots of our clothes there. Very cute outfits for little girls!! Tell them I sent you :)


The Titsworth Family said...

Oh I love Itty Bitty's! I've never actually bought anything there but I love to shop the other stores. When Emma was smaller I refused to buy pricier clothes but now that she is older I find myself splurging on cute outfits. I'll have to take a trip over there! Thanks!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I'm so happy to find you in the blogosphere! What's going on? I blog, too, my friend and we'll have to connect that way since we are too busy for lunch these days.
Love this post. I find mine need each other so much, too. O constantly asks where his little brother is if he isn't with us. Funny how they grow attached, isn't it? Something special there for sure.
Hugs to you and come visit my little ol' bloggy blog when you can.