When people ask me how I survived the years when we had two children under the age of two, and later three children under the age of five, my answer is always that it was (and is) in part because of my wonderful oldest daughter Jillian.
We did not choose or set out to have an almost five year age gap in between our first born and our second oldest child, it is just the way things worked out for us. We also didn’t necessarily plan to have our last three children in such quick succession either (don’t you just love when you have one set of plans and then God has another, always better, idea?)
Jillian’s cheerful, helpful, happy nature makes her such an awesome big sister. And while, like her mother, she’s a bit on the introverted side and doesn’t brag about herself, I don’t mind bragging about her at all – she’s a terrific kid!
For this week’s Friday Five I want to talk about and celebrate my big kid! There’s so many wonderful things about having older children.
Here are just a few of my favorite things about big kids: