Sometimes it is startling to me to see how different the three of our littles can be.
For instance, how each deals with minor obstacles.
Claire always has, and still does, react with frustration, which I am ashamed to admit she got from me.
When she was a chunky and hungry newborn, upset with the time and effort it took to get my milk flowing, she would get red in the face, punch her fists in the air and give up.
And now, she can get upset by something as unimportant as the fact that I reminded her to rinse out her toothbrush when "I already knew I was supposed to!"
And Alexander is quietly strong and determined, just like Noah.
When his progress is hindered by something, he doesn't freak out.
He simply figures out how to deal with it and then does it.
Poof- problem solved.
And now we are getting glimpses of Lucy's coping strategies.
She, in typical third-child form, goes with the flow.
Like last night.
She was trying to remove foam heart stickers from the princess mask Claire decorated last week for our Fun Friday art activity (today we are going to paint!), but some were just not budging.
So while they all might be fascinated by bubbles, or repulsed by chicken tortilla soup (why?? it is sooo good!!), they each have their own personalities that make them them.
And I love noticing that. :)