Sunday, November 18, 2012

Whose kid is this?


It's common for people to say, or ask parents,  who they think their child looks most like. We get it all the time! We think she's such a blend of both of us that it's difficult to say for certain. Although Kendall has more similar colorings to me, she has many facial expressions that are totally Keith. But who Kendall's like is so much more than how she looks. Lately  Keith and I have been noting certain traits we keep seeing in her that are "just like us". Which are nature and which are nurture?

Just like Keith: Kendall LOVES to sing and she's actually pretty good and can often carry a tune! She is a planner. She asks us each morning "where we going?" and before we leave her room at night she goes over the plan of what we'll be doing after we leave her "you gonna feed the cats, help Daddy, get the neighbor dogs to be quiet, do stretches, and go to bed?" She wants to know the plan for the day and will go over it with us throughout the day (especially if we deviate from the plan). That reminds me, Kendall has an incredible memory, much like her Daddy. Surely this will keep us accountable for better or for worse throughout the years! A few other little things are that she loves to eat cereal for any meal and drinks up all the milk, she generally prefers to sleep on her side, shouts out weird sounds, and enjoys extended trips to the bathroom!

Just like Meghan: Kendall LOVES to read just for fun and doesn't need a lot going on to be content. She can be slow and cautious and rarely jumps into something without testing it out first or checking in with Mama or Daddy. Sometimes this is purely how she procrastinates (another wonderful trait she inherited from me). Her best procrastination happens at bed or nap time "I need a drink of water," "I have to need a go potty again," "I have a question," "one more book please," "but but but but PLEEEAAASSSE!" Okay, sounds like she can be a bit overdramatic or emotional, too. Darn it, THESE are the greatest ways she is like her Mama! Kendall, like her Mama, can't stand hair in her face or anything touching her neck. On a positive note, she also has a serious sweet tooth (oh wait, is that positive?).

Mostly we think she is Kendall, a 2 year old with her own opinions and methods of doing things. We love how verbal (and vocal) she is and are constantly laughing at what she comes up with. Most recently she's been saying "seriously!" at the end of her sentences. And throwing in fun words and phrases like "wonderful," and "in the mean time."  We love each trait she has---simply put WE LOVE HER!

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