We had both of our kids very close to each other , only 21 months apart, which has presented an issue that I hadn’t really notice until yesterday. My youngest (4)daughter is being over shadowed by my oldest (5 ½). Usually my oldest is quite vocal and dominates all activities and even keeps her little sister on track. Because the little one generally hasn’t expressed too much opinion I just go with it. But the little one’s daycare was closed so I took the day off work to spend with her and it was absolutely delightful. I had two people comment about how much energy she had and how talkative she was. Normally, this isn’t so apparent due to her sister always vying for attention. I was so excited to see my little one really voicing her opinions which led me to wonder if I was missing it before or if she really lets her sister take over. So I’m going to try and spend more one on one time with her and see if I can get this glowing personality out of her while her sister is still around. I’ll see how it goes and report back when I can.