NO....although arranged marriages sounded really easy when I was sick of dating, I will let my children choose their own spouses. That being said, if 1YO picked this kid I would not be disappointed! He is three weeks (to the day) younger than she is.
The funny thing is that they already sort of fight like a married couple! She screeches at him and pushes him away. He looks at her like she's crazy and walks away. Plus, they have so much in common! The both like their sippy cups, the Teletubbies, and to spit their juice on things. They are both really busy little people but seem to balance each other out pretty well.
Plus, he's our neighbor and we get along with his family really well. Now, I'm not ordering the cake just yet, but David and I are pretty sure that there will be at least a little dating between the two families when they are older. As a matter of fact, his grandparents grew up as neighbors and ended up getting married. They are still happily married.
It's crazy to think about the paths our kids will take as they grow. What's worse is how little control we actually have over any of it. I want them to grow up surrounded by wonderful things. But, I also want them to have their share of heartache to keep them grounded and gain appreciation and perspective from it. I also want them to be healthy and open-minded. And skinny. Skinny and with lots of shoes.
What do you want for your children?