Gabriella is quite the little talker. She will start up a conversation with anyone we happen to run across while about town. She loves to announce to the librarian which movies she has chosen for the day. She will jump right in there at a restaurant and order her own food (ALWAYS macaroni and cheese - sometimes we have to "influence" her choice a bit.)
She has turned her love of conversation into a job. She has found it her "calling" to speak for her brother. Now really this is quite a nice service seeing as his speech is limited to "juice", "no", and "ma ma". (He's certain this will get him through life, but I am trying to change his mind on that one.)
So Gabriella goes about her day, speaking her mind and also that of her younger sibling. "Alex wants apple, and I will have yogurt". "Alex is done eating". "Alex doesn't want to play with my Care Bears". And my personal favorite, "Alex is going to vacuum the house, and then start on the windows in the family room". (Opps - sorry. That only happened in my imagination.)
She will occasionally try to speak of others, such as me or Spiral. This usually doesn't work, but you can't blame a girl for trying, right? So far it's cute, but of course with anything involving children, it's going to get messy!
Little Man won't always be nearly-mute, and someday I'm sure will be just as opinionated and out-spoken as his sister. When this happens I really don't think Gabriella will see her "assignment" complete. Oh the fights that will insue over this. Can you hear the excitement in my voice?