My boys inspire me. They are both so very different yet weaved from the same cloth and I know this is so normal in families that each person is an individual with their own unique personality and it has nothing at all to do with how we parent these children because we have raised them all relatively the same, yet they are different.
First Born April 28 (my spring baby)
The oldest, who prefers a more relaxed mode of exercise. Yoga and hiking. He gets his protein in other ways besides animal protein. He feels his emotions deeply and has great empathy for those less fortunate around him. He is down to earth/earthy. That would be a good word to describe him. He likes his natural deodorant. He is very aware of this world and how to treat it kindly. A member of the Green club in Jr. High and Solar Academy in High School. He lights incense and candles and reads books on how be a better human being. He likes to drink green juice and shops second hand. He even likes to wear jewelry. He is a dreamer. Often lost in thought. Not real particular on how tidy or clean his car or room is. He enjoys many friends. More of an adventurer. He is a great conversationalist. Austin talks about owning his own vegan bakery one day in the Pacific Northwest.
Second Born September 6 (my back to school baby)
The second to be born prefers a more intense workout, lifting weights, pull ups, sit ups, running. He prefers his protein in major animal kind of way. He also feels his emotions deeply but is more quiet about it. He cares for those around him but tends to keep to himself. Although shy he has a great sense of humor and is quite witty. I think the word to describe Dylan would be, Driven. Dylan loves to smell good and have clean clothes and will not leave the house until he rolls off any traces of animal hair on his clothes. He likes to shop at more trendy shops but isn’t against a great pair of athletic shorts from Goodwill. He doesn’t like to wear jewelry and is more of a realist. Often caught planning and researching. He is a little more particular with how he keeps his stuff but not a complete neat freak, he does leave his towels on his bedroom floor. He has two really good friends that he has had for years and doesn’t seem to want more than that. He is a great observer. More of a homebody. Dylan talks about doing American Ninja Warrior when he turns 21 and driving a real nice car.
AND SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO WRITE ABOUT THESE TWO MAN CUBS BECAUSE THEY REALLY DO INSPIRE ME SO VERY MUCH. I'M PROUD OF EACH OF THEM AND GLAD THEY WERE GIFTED TO ME IN THIS LIFE. AND LIKE THE SAYING GOES AND THIS APPLIES TO EACH OF THEM.