Daddy Steve: By now our readers are well acquainted with Sasha, my childhood doll and faithful companion for more than 45 years. Sasha is goodness personified: sweet, innocent, and caring.
Sasha has two brothers who very closely resemble him: Duncan, a brunette and Frederick, a redhead. I believe all three date from around the same time, probably the later part of 1968 (50 years ago now!). They have very similar styles of eye painting and they're noticeably smaller than my other kids, even those from earlier in the same year.
My 3 Flavors: Duncan, Sasha, Frederick
Even though these three boys share similar looks, they definitely have their own distinct personalities. While Sasha can be a little bashful, his brother Frederick is very social and outgoing. He loves to talk, and will talk to anyone. He'll talk and talk and talk....
Frederick & Daphne: >natter-natter-natter-natter-natter<
Mikko: Gosh he talks a lot!
Ezra: Well, Daphne isn't exactly quiet herself.
Mikko: Oh yeah, that bird loves to chirp!
Tyler: Daddy Steve says they were both vaccinated with a phonograph needle.
Ezra: What's a phonograph?
I got Frederick from his original person. She was a big fan of Sasha dolls. However, by the time she got him she was 13, so Frederick was never really played with, only displayed.
All of that time spent with a teenager had its effect, making him a rather dramatic boy. Everything in his life tends to play out on an epic scale. Fellow redhead Patrick, who is much more reserved, finds him incomprehensible.
Frederick: It's so involved being me!
Patrick: You're very illogical.
Like a teenager, Frederick likes to talk on the phone.
Kaveh: Good grief! Are you still on the phone?!?
Frederick: I'm talking to Ragnor. Before that I was talking to Finn, and before that I was talking to Rory.
If you notice that your family plan cell phone bill is unusually high, I'm afraid we might be to blame.
Although he can be a handful at times, Frederick is basically a goodhearted boy. He's a kind lad who is always willing to lend a sympathetic ear.
Holly Belle: Oh my, what an awful day!
Frederick: Do sit down and tell me all about it!