Mama Miller Parenting

Passionate parenting and homemaking.

The sunbeam and the storm cloud.

on October 18, 2012

It amazes me everyday how different my children are.

K was a cautious baby. He was wary of each new situation. E has no fear. That girl tackles everything with reckless abandon. K is a talker. E is a doer. She wants to run and jump and climb and keep up with brother.

Their respective attitudes toward waking up are a huge personality difference.

E is pure sunshine in the morning. She is all smiles. It doesn’t take her long to be up and playing. She sings or talks to herself to wake up.

K is a different story. If E is a sunbeam in the morning, he would be the storm cloud. It takes him a while to decide to like people when he first gets up. He even gets up from his naps with temporary grumps.

While I enjoy the sunshine, I identify with the storm cloud. I can appreciate the need to wake up before enjoying human contact. He needs his juice and some peace first. I get it. I remember setting my alarm extra early in high school so I could shower and eat breakfast before seeing anyone.

This morning (after a suitable waking period) we are enjoying Toy Story 2 at the drive-in…


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