I sometimes am absolutely blown away by the wonders of our DNA. This twisting double helix, tiny and beautiful, containing all of the parts that make us up, hidden and exposed, dominant and recessive, active and dormant, is the core of all of us. I look at my daughters and I wonder how two children with the same parents could be so incredibly different?Here’s a quick chart of the differences.
|Wants to be read to every night||Wants to read in bed every night|
|Lots of friends||Not many friends|
|No friend is close||All friends are close|
|Is afraid that nobody likes her||Knows that only a few like her well|
|Will goof||Is afraid to goof|
|Follows rules even if they are not reasonable||Will question authority wisely|
|Likes to tease me to the end of my patience.||Knows where I am ready to lose it and stops teasing me!|
I understand the physical differences, but the internal, who these kids are differences, are so….DIFFERENT, it drives me crazy. Luna teases and teases and teases. Soleil will tease, but quickly stops when she sees that the person is getting upset. I can take Soleil on the playground and she finds a single friend to play with while Luna will have the whole playground wrapped around her finger. However, Soleil’s friendships run deep and Luna is terrified that nobody likes her.
Quiet.Loud.Goofy.Demanding.Plays well with her sister. Loves American Girl Dolls. These things are in common. But when it comes to other things, I do have to wonder.