Monday, May 12, 2008

Comparing Our Kids

One of the many things I enjoy about having both Noah and Naomi is getting to see the differences between the two of them. As Naomi gets older, she is much more mobile and showing a lot more of her distinct personality, so the ways in which she is different than her brother are more pronounced. Lately, she has taken to doing things that he not only never did at her age, but that he never did at all. Noah has always been quite active, but he is a bit cautious. He wasn't one of these kids that just launch themselves off couches or run headlong without any control. He always seemed to check things out a bit and make sure he was going to be okay before proceeding with his plan. Noami, on the other hand, is an absolute daredevil. She has taken to climbing the ladder and getting into Noah's loft bed just so she can steal a sip of water from his Diego cup. She can't get herself down the ladder, but she doesn't seem to care. And, the other day, we caught her with one leg and half her body through the railing at the top of the stairs. There was nowhere for her to go but empty space and a very bad fall into the family room. And, just this weekend, Audrey found her out of her crib and crying by the window, post-nap. I'm not sure if this ridiculous monkeyness of hers is something to worry about or not, but I don't like it all the same.

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