Fact 1) My daughter is a very calm kid. She tends to have to repeat herself about 3 times before she ever makes herself heard. She likes to sit quietly and read.
Fact 2) My son is not quite as calm as his sister. He likes to see what sorts of sounds he can make. Squeaks. Squeals. Grunts. Buzzes. He’s an unfocused Michael Winslow (remember the sound guy from Police Academy? Yeah, that’s going to be him.). He also has special permission to go jump on his bed as much as he wants when he needs to get some energy out. Continue reading Wherein I realize I should react to my kids’ actual behavior rather than my fears of how adults will perceive me as a parent