"Where's my boyfriend?!" She cries in her baby voice - tenderly tiptoeing down the stairs.
"i'm right here - playin' Poptropica on the computer." Her husky voiced 7 year old brother answers absently.
Cai giggles... "i was talking about Gage."
It seems like yesterday that he was her little boyfriend. Every baby becomes her special plaything - her most precious friend - her most cherished person. She was only 5 when Charter was born, but every sound he made - every flail of baby arms or tiny whimper was met with coos and all the tender, mothering care that a 5 year old could muster.
Now, her legs are becoming long and lanky - her 12 year old body is strong and capable as she seeks out her newest little boyfriend to admire.
What a lucky little crew to have such a trusty little captain.