She doesn't like yelling. By "doesn't like" I really mean "doesn't tolerate". She'll give any other kid the stink eye for yelling in the library and if the dog dares to bark, she'll yell "SHUSH!" at her.
|I rule with an IRON FIST|
She tidies up after me and insists on cleanliness. If I'm cooking or baking and leave the pantry door open, she'll drop what she's doing and run over to close the door. If I leave my phone on the couch, she'll take it to me and say "PHONE!" with a certain amount of judgment in her voice. She hates dirt and if she finds some on the floor, she'll just stand there loudly saying "EWWWW" until I come clean it up.
|Mommy, how can you STAND this much clutter? Let me help.|
She avoids exuberant toddlers. The only kids she'll tolerate are the kind that will sit quietly next to her and play and the rest (i.e. normal toddlers) are too active and loud for her tastes.
|Those little people have NO manners.|
Even when given an exciting treat, she maintains her decorum. She had frozen yogurt for the first time today (it's new in town!) and she still stayed calm and collected, which given the behavior of the hordes of other children in the yogurt shop is not the norm.
|Mommy, why do you keep moving the bowl away from me?|
|I cannot believe the noise those other "children" insist on making|
Her favorite game is organizing her things. She can spend hours reorganizing her toys and putting them in new boxes and locations in the house. The only bad part is sometimes she'll swipe something that doesn't belong (like the TV remote) and put it away in a spot not easily found for adults. I don't know any other kid that thinks putting away their toys is full of so many giggles and delights.
|At least once a day you should count and sort your My Little Ponies|
I think it's hilarious to see my husband's personality traits in our kid (if you want to see organized, you should see his T-shirt drawer). If she turns out the same way as him, that will be one less person's laundry to fold since I have a rule that if you care more than me about the crisp corners on the folds of your laundry, then you are doing it yourself. Yes, I'm a real catch and my husband is lucky to have found me.
At least Faith still thinks her afternoon siesta is ladylike because that's the only way I get any real running done lately. I did a little over 2 miles outside early this morning, but running with the stroller is getting really hard and I'm walking every little hill to keep my heart rate at a reasonable level. Running on the treadmill is easier because it's cooler and I have a fan blowing on me, but even with all that, I still feel hot. I did a 10K today (6.2 miles) and wasn't really tempted to make it an even 7 for the day. I'm hoping my sciatic nerve pain will ease up in a few days and running will feel better again!
As a kid, were you like Faith or were you a rough and tumble kind of kid?
How are you staying cool while running in this heat?