This post is in recognition of Laura's birth month. Okay, I should have posted this on her actual Birthday, which had already passed, but I only just thought of it! =p
Laura is about 12 years younger than Tina and me. 12 friggin' years. That's a long gap. Her entrance into our lives was surprising to say the least. It changed everything. For the longest time, it was just the three of us--Tina, our brother, and me. Then suddenly we had to deal with a little baby girl who cried and pooped a lot.
Well, we mostly thought she was adorable. I have fond memories of her when she was little, which I could share. But instead I'm going to share baby Laura's weird habits. This way is much more fun!
For instance, Laura really liked to eat orange peels. We have no idea where she got it from. She would sometimes cry because it was too bitter. But then continue eating them anyway. Very strange.
She discovered the word "banana" but couldn't pronounce it correctly. Instead, she said "duh-nana." She seemed to like the word a lot because she called everything "duh-nana," including her milk bottle and teddy bear. Sometimes, we didn't know what the heck she wanted. She'd just keep saying "duh-nana" repeatedly until we somehow figured it out or she started crying.
She was a really slobbery little girl. And I mean saliva all over her chin, neck, and shirt. We made her wear a bib at all times whether she was eating or not. We didn't think much of it and assumed all babies were like that. Tina only figured out that wasn't the case when she had Carmen who was a perfectly dry, non-slobbery baby.
Laura's favorite movies were Jurassic Park and Terminator 2...when she was 5. She watched them over and over and over again.
She was also the worst medicine taker ever! She absolutely hated it. My mom would have to hold her down and literally force it down her throat. She'd cry and cry. But would abruptly stop when we gave her ice cubes. She liked chewing on them.
Despite her weird tendencies, we loved that little girl to pieces. You can be sure that we all spoiled her and gave her lots of attention. Luckily she turned out okay.
Love you, poo head.