My cousin watched Kili for the week as a trial run for watching her when we go on vacation in a couple of months. It’s hard to tell who missed her more – you, me or your mother only because I think we all missed her a lot!
Even though your big sister usually hides out under the couch or is just sleeping around the house, she gives it so much personality just with her existence. Additionally, there’s so much she adds to our household without us knowing until she was gone for an extended time. For example, she keeps our floors so clean when it’s your mealtime since half your food ends up on the floor. Without her, it was just a minefield of scraps we labored over to clean up. She also makes it a lot less lonely when your mother or I have to go downstairs in the middle of the night to get something.
Kili left the house on the same day your grandparents left so it was hard to distinguish who you were calling for at first, but we worked it out that you were wondering about both. With Kili, you would sit on our bed and give a baby howl with a lot of whines in the direction of our door, which is when Kili will usually strut in. You’ve become a lot more interactive with her in recent months and when I say interactive, I mean you terrorize her. You’ll chase her around with a comb in hand or sometimes just throw yourself on an unsuspecting Kili while she’s sleeping.
[As an aside, we often joke that if Kili were human, she would be a blonde that has a convertible and enjoys walks around nice clean parks with a pumpkin spice latte in hand.]
I must admit it was nice not to have to take her out on walks or bring her up at night to go potty (especially when it was raining!), but small price to pay for our Kili O’Beef!