I know I have discussed before how different Maya & Norah are, but they really are!
In the past few months I have called Norah my "on the floor girl." She is always all over the floor, when she plays, when she is watching TV, always rolling everywhere. She is constantly hanging off the couch or on a chair upside down, she is never still in one place, ever! She really just can't still, she is always fidgeting. Sometimes it drives me crazy, I just want her to sit up, or sit still, but it is really engraved in her little mind and body to be on the move, and I really have to remember she is only 3.
One day I just sat on the playroom floor and watched the girls, music was playing, toys were strewn about and there Norah was playing on the floor and there Maya was performing her little heart away with a dance (Oh and Sarah was organizing a wallet). In that moment I could really see how God created them so uniquely, so special, and so one of a kind.
|The floor Player|
|A little glimpse of their playroom|
In so many ways it is easier for me to relate, mold, and understand Maya because she is similar to me, so I just get her. I know what is going on in that little mind of hers. With Norah I don't always understand her behavior, so it is so much harder to relate to her and mold her the way God wants me to. I just want to know what is going on in her little brain, what makes her tick? I am sure I have told Brett on numerous occasions, "I just don't understand, I just don't get why she does that?"
I am constantly praying that God would allow me to understand Norah, to see who she really is, and love even the things that bother me, so I can better shape, discipline and mother her.
I asked my mom if Carrisa was like "roll all over the floor girl" when she was 3, and my mom said probably, but it was really hard to tell because 3 was the age Carrisa was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease and was in the hospital a lot and on lots of meds, so who knows what her real little 3 year old self was like, probably exactly like Norah.
I would love to hear from you readers, do you seem to relate easier to one of your kids personalities better than the others? And if so what are some ways you try to understand and relate with the child who you don't connect with as well?