My two kids are totally different. Reid is high strung, high energy, and HIGH WILL POWERED. He wants his way all the time, and if he does not get it, the throwing down on the floor fit arises. Is this the terrible twos early???? Just being a boy???? Just strong will power???? I swear he had to fight so hard from such an early age that this was bread in him. I don't mind him being strong...that can be a great trait. I just hope I live through this. So, as I was thinking about how different Reid and Ellie are...I had to go through some pics of when Ellie was 19 months old. I realized as I was looking that they really did a lot the same....both put on my shoes....both wanted to use their own spoon and be independent with it, both enjoyed being outside, both loved bubble baths, both loved water, and both are seriously cute. Here are some comparison shots of Reid and Ellie. And if anyone has any great strategies for raising a tricky boy....lay them on me. I'd love to hear your stories! It will give me hope!!!! : )
Ellie being a princess.....still loves to dress up.
And my prince....
Loved adventure and independence...
Independent thinker should have been Reid's middle name.
Ellie loved to try new things out for herself, but always looked to Brian or myself for permission to go forth with doing something.
There's no permission getting ever from this one! He does his own thing....tries everything he can....gets into messes in a blink of an eye...and gets furious if something does not go how he expects it to.
I am glad my two are so different. That makes they who they are. But, I am also very grateful for my hairdresser.....she may be needing to add a bit more color to my hair over the next few months. Let's call that mother's intuition, shall we???