Cultures, Grandchildren, home, Parenting

Two Girls and Two Boys

I came from a family of one boy and three girls, so I was surprised when our fourth grandchild was a boy. That made it even – two girls and two boys. We were waiting patiently outside of the hospital for the great news, and that is probably a good thing since little Jakey had the cord wrapped around his neck. I would have been terrified! He was a little squirt but had stolen my heart yet again.

Presenting… Jacob Tupou…

Jakey’s parents stayed with us for a while before they stole my little baby boy and moved to TVA! I become very attached to the babies when they are little. At least they didn’t live too far away.

I remember that Jakey had the saddest cry. But, he was a good little fella and didn’t give any of us much trouble. He didn’t want to speak for a long time and would tell us what he wanted by pointing. Our second son was like that. I now believe it was a sign of intelligence as they don’t want to spare words. My son ended up majoring in Communications and Jakey ended up being a writer!

Watercolor: Baby Jakey by Ruth Kongaika
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