Lila: 5 years 7 months; Maya: 2 years 10 months.

These two epitomize everything I’ve read about birth order traits for siblings of the same gender, born within a short span of time. It’s fascinating and maddening to feel like every strategy and trick that worked with Lila completely backfires with Maya. Likewise, it’s a humbling learning experience to parent a child who has the constant opportunity to observe and mimic an older sibling.

Despite truly distinct personalities, watching these two grow and play together is a joy. They understand each other and communicate in a way I’ve only heard attributed to twins, and even on the days I think they may come to blows, one of them will suddenly do something so sweet and protective for the other it makes it all okay.

I am so thankful they have each other and for these sweet moments that make life brighter.

3 thoughts on “Lila: 5 years 7 months; Maya: 2 years 10 months.

  1. These two cuties…so fun to watch them grow and read your stories about them. Give them a hug from their not so familiar Texas aunt! We really hope to visit you when we hit the road again!🤩❣

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