Today I'd like to introduce you to Chatty, who is the oldest of the twins by a whoppin' seven minutes. Actually, I don't think we'll ever know exactly how much older she is than her sister due to the excitement in which her sister was born. They probably just picked Sparky's time when they had a chance to look at the clock again, because there really was no way it could have been seven minutes. But that's beside the point I guess because she is older, and you will hear the story in December on their birthday.
Chatty has had a total of seven surgeries, the first when she was about two-and-a-half weeks old and got to fly in a plane somewhere else to have it done (and then they flew her back a few days later since she had a twin and it was four hours away), and four of which were eye surgeries. The two I didn't mention here were the most serious. Her last eye surgery included a botox injection, which at the time was a new treatment to paralyze the muscle so that when the eye floats back into place the muscle will hold at the right spot. Seems to have worked so far, and that was roughly three years ago. She also has the ability to shut one eye off, which isn't bothersome if she's reading and you can't see it but is quite unusual if she's looking right at you. As long as she's wearing her glasses she doesn't do it, so she always has them on.
That's my little intro, here's her interview:
What would you like for people to know about you?
I like to read. I like to listen to music. I like watching TV. I like shopping.
What do you like to read?
Nancy Drew, The Lady Grace Mysteries, American Girl Mysteries, and The Mysterious Benedict Society.
You seem to like mysteries quite a bit.
What type of music or artists do you like to listen to?
The Jonas Brothers, FFH, Avalon, and PureNRG.
What do you like to watch on TV?
Jon and Kate Plus 8, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, The Suite Life on Deck, I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Leave It To Beaver, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Dennis the Menace.
What do you like to shop for?
Shoes, purses, and clothes.
Do you get to do that very often?
What do think about having a twin sister?
It's really awesome because you're never alone.
What do you think about having two younger brothers?
They're really funny (did she really say that?) and they're really good at playing hide-and-seek and DS games (did she really say that?).
Do you think Caboose is funny?
Sometimes. It depends on if he's trying to be funny or not, and if he's made me mad or not.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Do you realize you're going to have to go school for a long time and be good at math?
Yes, although the thing is I don't like math. But I love animals.
Everyone in the family seems to like sports. Is that true of you also?
Sports are okay, but I'm not a huge fan.
What do you like most about Michigan?
The scenery here is really nice. The people here are really nice. I can't wait until it snows.
What do you like least about Michigan?
There's really nothing I don't like yet.
What do you think about being interviewed? Is it what you expected?
No, I think it's more fun than I expected. I've never been interviewed. So it's cool.
Do you have any closing thoughts you'd like to leave with the readers?
My favorite food is chili. My favorite animal is either a cat or a dog or a squirrel. My favorite game is hide-and-seek.
Obviously I didn't ask enough questions to let her answer her favorite stuff. She also didn't seem nearly as chatty as her name would indicate. I had to rephrase several questions to get away from the standard yes, no, and sometimes answers. And here I thought she'd be the easiest one being so chatty and all.
But the squirrel...that came out of left field.
Oh, and by far, our giggliest child, whether it's appropriate or not.