My life revolves around four people: my God, my wife, my son, and my daughter. I blog about Cathy and Nathan all the time; It’s only fair I tell you a little bit about the other girl in my life, my two-year-old, Nicola Jean, or Nicki.
As of the moment, Nicki is a polar opposite of her ahia (Chinese for “older brother”). Whereas Nathan is personable and warm, Nicki will generally ignore most people with whom she is unfamiliar. Nathan is a nonstop talker; Nicki will generally keep to herself, although she is now learning new words and developing a personality of her own. Nathan is wiry and lean; Nicki is solid and rotund.
Which makes her the cutest little butterball on God’s green earth!
She really is quite cute, although her personality really does lend itself to her being called a bit snobbish. Family members and work colleagues (who meet her when I take the family to church) will attest to the fact that she won’t go off with just anyone. If you are a stranger attempting to pick her up, she will purposely bend over and make it extremely difficult for you to pick her up. Like I said, she’s solid, and she feels heavier than her brother, although she is – currently – lighter than he. Smiles are generally rare, although when they come, they can really brighten up the place. Nicki usually smiles when I play some dance music on Macky, allowing her to bounce on our bed and shake her head in time with the music.
I call her DestructaDora the Explorer, because she likes to look around, and whatever she touches, she destroys. (That’s a joke, of course; I renounce any cursing in the name of Jesus). Nicki is quite feminine, though, despite her tyrannosaurical ways: she loves clothes, and always tries her mother’s makeup on. She’ll shriek when she sees something (that I imagine she thinks is) gross; she’ll plant a kiss on my cheek or lips then giggle.
I’d tell you more, but she’s asleep with her brother in the next room, and I want to go over and pray for the both of them. If you’ll excuse me, please…