30 January 2012

Two Peas in a Pod


I cannot tell you how many times H does something that drives me totally nuts ... and then I realize that the poor child is JUST LIKE ME! The habits of his that drive me absolutely crazy, are the same ones that make me nuts about myself. He's a worrier. And analyzer. He needs to know every detail of every plan. But because of these traits, he's also a very sweet, helpful and hard working kid who (usually) always thinks of others. I adore him.

Then there's C. A very live-in-the-moment kind of guy. He can be so stubborn, and sometimes a bit difficult. For example, if he wants two cookies, but you only give him one, he won't even take the one since it's not two like he wanted -- and he'll totally get upset about it. At the same time, he's passionate and has such a zest for life. Combine that with his incredible laugh, gorgeous smile and big eyes, and he's quite the charmer. I adore him too.

For some reason, as much as I hate to admit it because it's so completely unfair, I tend to be a lot more patient with C's antics than I am with H's. And I think it's simple because, H reminds me so much of myself! I just want him to have no fear, not hold back, and stop worry so much. Do you want to know the funny thing?  It's completely opposite with Brian. If Brian ever asks if anyone wants to (insert the blank -- i.e. go to the hardware store) with him, H is right there. Those two just love hanging out together. On the other hand, Brian's patience level with C can sometimes be quite low. Neither ever want to back down. And I can't tell you how many times C is doing something that's testing Brian's nerves, and I start laughing because at that very moment, they are completely reminding me of each other. Two peas in a pod.

It's funny how it all happens like this. But the most beautiful thing is, we all balance each other out.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Are first-borns always like their mothers? Ted is a total copy of me; Cass is much more like Brandon. Reg... well, Reg is his own little dude. He seems to have gotten the worst of both of us. Or is it the best? Some days I just can't tell. Now that I think about it, Reg seems to be a lot like C. A younger-son thing, perhaps?