Thursday, March 8, 2012

Differences and Similarities

It's amazing how different two siblings can be.  The both have DNA from the same parents and have been brought up pretty much the same way, but they are so different.  In our house, it's almost like they both got the complete opposite DNA minus the blue eyes and occasional tongue sticking out when they are thinking chromosomes.

Bee-bee is creative in her crafts - she can cut and create and glue and create all day long.  She loves to draw and color.  Cha-cha could care less - he is creative in his play.  He loves to make his "guys" help each other, pretend to cook food on his mini grill, or build with blocks.

Bee-bee is a talker - she came out of the womb being vocal and she has remained that way since then.  She even talks in her sleep.  Once while in the car with my MIL, Bee-bee stopped talking and she thought that Bee-bee had fallen, insisted Bee-bee, she was just taking a break from talking.  Then you have Cha-cha, who is in the process of finding his voice and using it.  He does a good job, but he lets his actions speak for himself more.

Bee-bee is a kid who will jump right into something without even thinking about it.  We worry that someday this will end us up in the emergency room and we've had some near misses.  She is enthusiastic about new adventures and seeing what is next.  Cha-cha is comfortable in his own surroundings.  When there is something new to be seen, he stays on the outskirts observing, before getting comfortable joining in.  He's not one to take risks until he's done it a few times.

There are some similarities.  Both are tall and will probably be taller than me by 5th grade.  Both have a love for animals and others.  They are social beings and enjoy being around people, just Cha-cha prefers to be around people he knows more.  Both get overtired fast and will have short tempers if their quota of sleep has not been reached.  They hate water in their eyes during bath time.  Both enjoy playing on their own and creating their own play.  It's nice for me when they can occupy their own time.  It's amazing how they are siblings and how being who they are can make them so different from each other and at the same time, how similar they truly are. 

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