Neely is 17 months older than Abby. But Abby is almost an inch taller.
Abby's going into first grade, but Neely already finished first grade.
Both have baby brothers. But Abby has three younger brothers, while Neely just has the one.
And both of them are really, really good readers.
This makes these two firstborns experts on a lot of things when they get together.
Tonight, that meant finally agreeing that they would read the book together, each taking a page at a time. And each girl would do her best not to correct her friend if she failed to sound out a word properly, or skipped one altogether.
It took a lot of self control on both their parts. But they seemed to enjoy every cooperative minute.
We moms couldn't be prouder.