Our 2nd oldest granddaughter is quite a hoot. Her goal in life has always been to be a princess--and she still wants that at the age of 12. She has told her parents that she will never leave home--and after they are 'gone,' her older sister will take care of her. She is the Drama Queen of all times--EVERYTHING that happens to her is worse than anything that has ever happened to anyone else. She is a bit of a 'space cadet.' Her mother will send her to do a chore and five hours later, when The Oldest asks her if she's done, she answers, "With what?" She is the family 'Informer'--she knows everything that is going on and lets her mom know, too. Also, she is the 'Recorder.' I try to give gifts of equal value to each of the grandchildren and this grandchild makes sure of that--she remembers what everyone has received and lets it be known if the next gift to come into the house is of lesser OR greater value. I can count on her to remember things I have forgotten.
Today, The Oldest called to tell me that The 2nd got her period for the first time. In fine, Drama Queen fashion, she told her mother: "THIS is GROSS!!! NO ONE has EVER had ANYTHING so gross happen to them EVER!!!!"
The Oldest only has six girls to raise--she is going to have so much fun for the next 18 or so years. :D