Another clue that I'm more about words than design (as if there were any doubt)-- I've been know to choose paint colors (wall or nail) based on their name over their color.
My son's room is Blue Dart, our family room is Chocolate Cheesecake, I chose Armed and Ready for my nephew's military-themed birthday party...words.
Guilty on nearly all counts...
I have a, like, Geller level approach to to anything competitive*, and it's getting stronger as I get older.
*except things I know I stink at; I'm even more of a sore loser than a strong competitor, so I know when not to even join in ;)
I was just thinking, yesterday, that there is *nothing* that should not be organized by alphabet, color, size, or genre.
I'm a mix of Librarian and Designer, in that mine are either alphabetical or by size/color.
Mostly 1, 24, and 26, not so much 5, 6, and 9. Actually, over half of these are dead on.
It's so funny to see how personality traits carry through to kids. B Boy is like me; every option is carefully weighed, making the decision almost painful. Little Guy is like my husband; he's quick to choose, but then often changes his mind halfway through and wants a do-over!
Come to think of it, neither are good! Can someone come teach my kids how to make a decision? ;)
As a follow up to the links and questions I posted several weeks ago about boys preferring to play with/wear things traditionally designed for girls--
Actress Camila Alves, girlfriend to Matthew McConaughey, gave birth to a baby girl a few weeks ago. In this article, she comments that "It's easier with the second child because you know what she'll be like."
I suppose I know what she means, but I thought coming home the second time was even more nervewracking than the first. There's a little bit of blissful ignorance the first time around. And although you may know what fundamentals to expect the second time, or have more confidence in your abilities, it won't necessarily be the same experience.
No two babies are the same. My boys, of the same parents, born into the same home, with the same offerings, privleges, and rules, are so completely different-- and have been since the moment they were born.
Do you recognize that in your children? Or are your children's personalities and habits very much alike?
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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