I didn't have a sister growing up. I didn't know what I was missing.
A while back, Luna started talking in gibberish more often than not. Or she would just make noises. Wolfie and Tulip started answering for her. I'd ask her a question and while she spoke gibberish (which I suppose she thought was funny or charming or whatever), the big kids would speak on her behalf.
"I think Luna wants..."
I had to tell them not to speak for Luna. "We have to let Luna use words."
Now over that phase, the other day Luna said something to me and I couldn't understand some of her words. She wasn't speaking gibberish; I just couldn't understand.
"I want fwabba fwabba raspberries." Yes, I could clearly understand raspberries as she loves them and is determined to articulate this delicious word clearly.
"You want a bowl of raspberries?" I asked.
"No, I want a fwabba bowl of raspberries." Okay, so I was getting 'bowl of raspberries' so what was the problem?
"I want a fwabba bowl of raspberries," she implored. What the heck was I missing?
I looked to Tulip for clarification. Yes, I needed her to speak for Luna. I needed her to translate.
"Oh! She wants a flower bowl of raspberries," Tulip realized. "That's something only I can do for her."
Luna nodded emphatically.
Tulip got a little bowl out of the cupboard and arranged a handful of raspberries in such a way where there was one in the middle and several others forming a ring around it.
A flower design. Made out of raspberries.
How lucky they are to have each other.