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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Opposites Attack

I am both fascinated and dismayed by the how different our girls are. It's terrifying enough to observe the best and worst of our own traits emerging from our offspring but to watch their differences at play is the stuff of horror films. Well... I exaggerate. But only slighty. :D

This is the kind of thing that makes parenting ridiculously hard... it means that you can't really have pre-conceived ideas about any child. Just when you think you've got a handle on things, the next child makes a liar out of you. It is, I expect, God's gift to parents... to shake off any notions of complacency and sense of superiority out of our system.

So what do you do when one child needs constant pushing and the other has so much energy that just looking at her is exhausting? Quite frankly it's exhausting either way. The child that needs pushing is just as strong-willed as the child who is constantly on the go.

It's frustrating on a certain level but it's a good kind of frustrating... thought I say it grudgingly... because it compels us to face them as individuals and not blank sheets that we can jam into some kind of quick and easy template.

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