Huh? Huh? Freaky, right? The one on the left is Ella at about four years old, and the one on the right is Harper at four-and-a-half. So similar, yet so incredibly different. For instance, unlike my voracious older reader, I'm struggling lately with Harper not wanting me to read to her. It drives me nuts. This isn't really a new thing with her, as she's always been more of a do-er than one to sit back and enjoy a story, but it's just bugging me more, because how's she going to learn how to read unless people read to her??? *sigh* Actually, I'm not terribly concerned, because she's showing interest in letter sounds and wanting to read words on her own. She just wants to read to herself, not be read to. So, I'm sure she'll spend hours upon hours with her nose in books in no time. In her time, I suppose.
But this whole shirt thing (along with the recent birthday and some tweenish upheaval) has me remembering my sweet oldest girl at this age. I couldn't help but smile while I browsed through old photos looking for that particular picture with her in the same shirt. So, for no other reason than I adore this girl, I'm including a few more photos of my firstborn at four.
|Ella, age 4|