“They’re both about to turn 10,” Kristin Poklemba said. “It’s like having twins.”
This year Gavin is in fourth grade at Hampstead Elementary School. He likes to play baseball, soccer and draw, his mother said.
“I really like karate,” Gavin said last week, sitting on the couch in his living room next to his 14-month-old sister Kensington, or Kensi. “I just got my yellow belt a week ago.”
He also likes to play video games, he said. He has a Nintendo Switch at his father’s house, and just got a Nintendo 64 gaming system for Christmas at his mother’s house.
Because Christmas and his birthday are so close together, Poklemba said he splits time between both parents. Since he spent Christmas Eve with his mother this year, she said, he will spend New Year’s Eve with his father.
“At my birthday party we are going to have a sleepover with the Escape Room [in Finksburg],” Gavin said.
Gavin also talked about some of his favorite things.
When asked what his favorite animal is, he said, “A comb jelly.” And when asked why he likes the jellyfish-like marine invertebrate, he said: “I just like how it lights up. I’ve seen it in movies.”
Gavin said he isn’t yet sure what he wants to do when he grows up, but when his mother suggested architect, because he likes to draw, or video game designer, because he likes to play games, he said, “Maybe.”
The new year is bringing double digits for Gavin, and the approximately 4.13 million babies born in the United States in 2009.