Wednesday, 21 March 2012
The Same Genes
I sometimes wonder how two children created from exactly the same gene pool can be so different. There is of course the obvious; one is a boy, the other a girl. I get this bit, oh yes because this bit I learnt in school.
It’s funny how we associate the good things we see in our children with ourselves and the not so good things with their other parent! I will do my best to be honest but I am also biased. I have tried to assess my children’s' personalities and work out which parent they get certain traits from. In some cases they get it from both - double whammy!
He is definitely an introvert - this is me!
He sees everything as a competition - Dad.
He is charming - Dad again!
He can be stubborn but as this particular trait is a double whammy he is not too bad.
He is quite unadventurous with food (me) but loves being adventurous in other ways (Dad)
He is very analytical (double whammy!) but it is always fact based analysis which is his Dad.
He is emotionally transparent - me, I can't hide my mood!
He gets on with everyday life with a fun and mild mannered approach. He will explode emotionally every now and again but generally he is quite calm and happy. He is the child that always has a practical answer for everything which makes it very hard to argue against. His little mind is always on the go, mulling something over. He loves his sister and will even tell us off and put himself in the line of fire if we upset her!
She is a complete extrovert in every way possible - 100% Dad.
She is very stubborn and shows all the signs of making full use of this double whammy trait.
She is adventurous and shows no fear - Dad.
She is loving and kind - me of course.
She is also analytical but it is more emotion based. She can sense the mood and adapt to it easily. The analytical part is both of us and I would put the emotional bit down to being a women rather than being directly from me!
Food is very important to her. She will blatantly lie about not having meals to get sympathy and food. Lying is a new skill to her and one she is perfecting with ease. She can use emotion like I never imaged a three year old could to get what she wants. She is a very cheery child but can change her mood in nano seconds and if you saw her having a strop you would think she is the most spoilt child you have ever seen.
Overall it seems they are actually quite similar, they just use their traits in different ways that make them appear different. That concludes my very scientific assessment of my children's personalities.