Earlier this week, Joanie was in my lap screaming and it reminded me so much of a photo we have of Jackson making the same face (on the left) that I picked up my phone and snapped a photo of Joanie (on the right) for comparison. Same baby, right? Well, in some ways they’re a lot alike. They sure look similar, anyway. But their dispositions, at least at this point, seem pretty different. Despite evidence to the contrary pictured above, Joanie is actually a very calm baby. Jackson was not. He was — and is — very spirited. Joanie is, too — and man, does she have a set of lungs on her — but it’s a more mellow kind of spirited. Almost like she’s aware of her effect on other people. I know she’s much too young to be conscientious and empathetic — Jackson is barely old enough for those traits himself — but sometimes it just feels like she is. At any rate, I love my babies, and as much as I’m enjoying Jackson as the little boy he is now, I’ve enjoyed Joanie as a newborn and wish I could pause time and hang out here a little longer.
Anyway, happy weekend to all of you. My sister’s visiting (and meeting Joanie for the first time), and we don’t have any plans other than letting her get her fill of the Condellberry kids. What are you up to?