When you're growing up in a family where children are always coming and going, you're always watching kids grow up beginning at different times. You miss out on the beginning of lives, or you only see the first few months of a baby's start in the world.
That being said, it has been really nice to see my littlest sisters grow up. They've been with us since they were three months old, right out of the hospital. It's the first time that I've gotten to see babies grow into little people, and it's amazing to see the way they are changing as they get older.
When the girls were learning how to talk, they couldn't say my name. For some reason, instead of saying "Taylor," they started calling me "Yaya." The name stuck, and they've grown into little five year olds who had to learn that the letter "T" (which they know my name starts with) does not say the "ya" sound. I love the name that my little sisters bestowed upon me, but much like the nickname my little brother called me ("T.T."), I know that the name will probably phase out as the girls grow up. Unfortunately, I think that this is beginning to phase out now. Every once in a while, one of the girls will call me by my real name. It happened just the other day, even though it hadn't happened in a while. It's kind of upsetting because it means that the girls are growing up. But I guess that's just one more milestone that needs to happen eventually.... I hope that "Yaya" isn't completely retired for a while though.
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