Jul 31, 2014

Two opposing forces

It occurred to me the other day, how my two boys are complete opposites.

As a child, Number One did not like to eat meat (he is still pretty selective). His favourite food was tofu, and he would willingly accept green leafy veges before a chicken drumstick.
Number Two instantly gravitated to meat as a bub, and as soon as he had teeth, would happily gnaw the meat clean off a bone .

Number One loves music. As a bub, he would bounce up and down on his stubby legs when he heard music. He now sings in several choirs and has perfect pitch even though he has never been formally trained.
Number Two is - to put it bluntly (I'm sorry, babe if you ever read this!) - tone deaf! He has an innate ability to sing a song so that you will never recognise it.

Number One is introverted and loves to read. Number Two is extroverted. He derives energy from socialising.

Number One is academically inclined. Number Two does not like school except for the fact that you can hang out with friends there.

Number One is - (I'm sorry too babe!) - physically challenged. Sports comes hard for him (he gets it from me!). Number Two stunned us when he kicked a ball in motion just a few months after he learnt to walk. He has great reflexes, his coach has said.

As you can guess, they get into a lot of tiffs, especially now that Number Two is older and establishing his own identity. Thankfully, they share one trait that unites them - their love of play, and their understanding that their most available playmate is each other.

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