Every Friday Brie, from Capital Mom, posts a topic and if you like you can join her by writing about a moment related to that topic the following Monday. This week’s Monday Moment is Alike.
I have two daughters, as I have told you here many times before. N is 9 and B is 7 and they are both smart and sweet, but after that, they don’t have all that much in common.
N is off-the-charts tall for her age and I think that she and I are about a year away from being able to share our clothes and shoes; B is bang on average height.
N is quiet and introverted (hmm, wonder where she gets THAT from); B is outgoing, gregarious, and friends with the whole world.
N’s favourite meal is salmon with extra lemon juice, broccoli and coconut rice. When it is her birthday and she chooses this for her birthday dinner, we need to make fish sticks, carrots and noodles for B because she won’t eat any of those things.
N likes neutral colours like black, brown, white and grey (hmm again wonder where she gets that from); B likes everything pink and purple. Hand-me-downs are beginning to be a bit of a problem.
N likes speed when it comes to rides at the fair and on her bike and on her downhill skis; B is much more cautious and has been known to back away from big slides.
N is an observer; B likes to be the centre of attention.
N will hold back until she can do something well before she will try it. B will try anything, even if she fails.
N has Tony’s nose. B has my nose. Poor B.
N is book crazy; B is board game crazy.
N loves pineapple and watermelon; B cannot stand either of them.
B loves spaghetti sauce and gravy; N cannot stand either of them.
Neither of them will make their beds without prompting.
N is a lot like me. B is a lot like Tony.
Although they are very different in almost every way, their being sisters and the best of friends shows how alike they are too.
I love them both so much, one just as much as the other. Alike.