Poor Darcie has been hanging in with me since 1995. She only got to be an only child for three years, and didn’t get all that much out of it past chicken pox. She was handed a baby brother in 1998, and tried her best to trade him away in exchange for a bologna sandwich. She learned to appreciate him eventually. In 2000, she was handed a baby sister. By then, she was pretty used to her baby brother and was looking forward to having another sibling. Cassie was supposed to be a boy, according to the ultrasounds, so Darcie was definitely thrilled to find out she had a sister instead of the expected brother. In 2003, she was handed yet another sister, which thrilled her to pieces again. All three of them were tickled pink to have a baby sister.
Darcie has almost always been a model big sister. She’s tried to set an example in almost all areas except keeping her bedroom clean. She played with her siblings constantly, and as the years went by, developed a very close relationship with Cassie. After she graduated high school and went into the work field, she got involved with a man that had a daughter from a previous relationship. Because of her experience around younger children (yay being the oldest!), she was able to relate better to her boyfriend’s daughter. Someday, she’ll be an excellent mother….