It never even crossed my mind
(My apologies to all of you who thought I shouldn't attempt any more poems... ;)
A breath-taking view of God's majesty
At four months of age, Cosette was just learning to roll over both ways. At four months of age, Elias was up on hands and knees, rocking back and forth, trying his best to crawl.
At seven months of age, Cosette enjoyed sitting on a blanket in the living room, playing with a doll or reading a book. Elias enjoyed knocking over towers, hitting pots and pans, and trying to eat the dirt in my flower pot.
At nine months of age, Cosette could barely sit in a chair by herself. At nine months, Elias crawls up in the little rocking chair by himself, stands up, and proceeds to rock violently back and forth. He then falls off and knocks his head. And, as if that wasn't enough, he repeats the whole cycle five times over!
When Cosette was little, she enjoyed sitting in front of the 'special' cupboard, pulling out jars, looking at them, and sitting them on the floor. Eli prefers to crawl all the way into the cupboard, stand up, and toss out all of my pots and pans.
Cosette would walk around in her walker, or play with blocks on the floor. Elias crawls under my kitchen chairs like a little monkey. He then gets himself stuck, cries for help, gets out, and promptly gets himself stuck again.
At one year old, Cosette was only beginning to show a small interest in the stairs. At nine months, Elias can make it all the way to the top by himself in 15 seconds flat.
Between nine and twelve months, Cosette began using words like 'Mommy, Daddy, Baby, and Kitty'. She also was learning signs for 'please', and 'thank-you'. At nine months, Eli's only main choice of words so far has been 'mamamama!'
At ten months old, Cosette began to eat cheerios. At nine months, Elias can eat a whole tray full of them in one sitting.
So there you have it. My opinion is that my little girl and boy are majorly different, and it has nothing to do with what I or Joel taught them. It's just how they were born! I'm not saying that all girls have to play with dolls, or that all boys have to be rough and tough, just that there are definitely differences that even 'experts' can't explain away! So, what is your opinion on the matter? Leave me a comment--I'm interested to see what people think!
P.S. As a side note, and nothing to do with children---My mom is HOME!! She arrived home late Thursday evening. She looks great, and is soooo happy to be out of the hospital! Please continue to pray for her speedy and easy recovery!