Before I had kids, I had an inkling there was a chance that they could be different. I mean, my brother and I were quite different when we were growing up so I figured that it was a possibility for my offspring as well. But I guess you never quite fully realize it until you experience it.
Over the years, I've noticed numerous differences between Megan and Jack. They are each their own unique beings and I love that about them. Now that Jack is in Kindergarten, I find that I'm able to see some of the differences more distinctly since Megan's already been through the same stage in life. It's even more apparent now that Jack is having some of the same projects or activities in school that Megan did.
Case in point- let's take MLK day. Megan and Jack's school has an "I have a dream" activity where the kids share what they would envision the world to be like in their dream. A couple years ago, I was somewhat surprised by Megan's thoughts on this because it seemed quite deep for a six-year old. She put:
"If I had a dream, I would make sure all the women of the world could show their faces. I could help by talking to our President about that."
She was referring to the women in Afghanastan that are required to wear the burkas.
Now, on the other hand, Jack put:
"If I had a dream, I wish all the kids in the world had Lego sets."
See? Different. So there you have it.