Miss Sparkle returned home today. She spends the bulk of her summer with her dad. Toward summer’s end she gets pretty excited to come home; and, we (the rest of the family) are all pretty excited for her to come home. The house is awfully quiet when she is gone. You see, Miss Sparkle is a talker.
Miss Sparkle (a.k.a. Cheyenne) was incredibly shy and quiet when she was younger, but with every passing year her personality and voice grow stronger. At the age of 13, she seems to always have an opinion and something to say. Her ability to go on and on often drives her brother Noah crazy. His tolerance for non-stop chatter is fairly low. The rest of us have adjusted over the years to the increased communication.
After a summer of relative silence it is nice to have Miss Sparkle and her chatter back. Silence isn’t always golden and it definitely doesn’t sparkle.
Day one thousand one hundred and thirty-six of the new forty – obla di obla da