Everyone warned me that when I had kids, I wouldn’t be able to hold a conversation. I had kids four years before this became true. Lily usually clams up around other adults, but if Rose sees me talking to someone, she wants to talk too. She talks endlessly and extremely loudly about nothing. She wants to be sure people know her name and look at her. What does this mean for the future? Only time will tell. Lily has caught on to this attention-grabbing tactic and now employs it when I’m on the phone, but she’s still timid enough of my grown-up friends to stay pretty quiet in their presence. For now.