Last Wednesday, it was a gorgeous day outside and my kids went out into the backyard to play. Gabriel was sooo excited to be able to run around and “get the bad guys.” Jenny was equally excited because, now that she is walking, she can go ever so many more places and explore them! She loved to sit in the mulch and pick up little sticks.
Gabriel getting the bad guys with sticks
Jenny playing in the mulch
Gabriel loving on Pokey kitty
And both playing together
You know what is amazing to me…? Both kids are wonderful but they are pretty much polar opposites. For example, Gabriel dislikes the wind because he is afraid that his stuff will blow away. (I dislike the wind myself) He doesn’t mind a gentle breeze, he thinks those are nice, but anything more than 10 miles an hour and he says “don’t let my stuff blow away!”
Jenny, on the other hand, LOVES the wind. We had a window open the other day and she stood in front of it for about 5 minutes just letting the wind blow in her face. Every time a gust hit her she would smile very big. She loves the hair drier as well. If my mother or myself turn on the dryer she stop what she is doing, whatever and wherever she may be, and come into the bathroom so we can blow the air into her face (hair dryer set on cool).
Gabriel is a picky eater and only eats when he is good and ready (makes for a battle field at the dinner table). Jenny will eat anything in sight and at all hours of the day (She has no stop button. She will eat until she throws up if you do not stop her.)
The thing I was most not prepared for…Jenny’s temper.
My first child, my precious Gabriel, is the sweetest little boy you will ever meet. He is compassionate, empathetic, and sensitive. He is very much all boy but he has a sweet nature.
My second child, my precious Jenny, is very sweet as well but really only when she wants to be and that is usually when you have something she wants. Her temper is quick to anger and long-lasting in its duration. For instance, if you take a toy away from her, she will give you a very evil look and then make an ugly noise that I am having trouble coming up with a description for. The protest can be long or short, depending upon what you took from her. Then, she kind of rejects you for however long she feels you need to be punished for hurting her feelings. She is only one year old. How can she know how to do this already?
Anyway, I hope everyone has a pleasant spring day. I am sure that my kids will be outside again today and that I will be taking many pictures of them.