1,000 Words: Playing School


Sierra will be an excellent mother.  She's had a lot of practice.  She's been (s)mothering her brother since he was born.  She was never quite confident in my parenting skills and often attempted to take over situations when she felt I wasn't doing enough.  As the first-born, these "leader" tendencies come naturally to her.  She's always taken charge.  (AKA Bossy!) Sierra would also be a great teacher, although I don't think she has ever demonstrated a desire or interest in that occupation.

At this age, Steel loved being around his sister and even took well to her constant instruction.  He never resisted her direction and usually kept up with her rigors demands until he got bored or something else caught his attention.

This photo was taken in the mobile home we lived in on the dairy.  (Circa 1993)