Can you see the family resemblance? These two may look a lot alike, but I promise you, they are different in more ways than we imagined! Anna was actually quite pleasant and calm...Carter is very active and is our tantrum-man! Anna was actually quite obedient, didn't get into the things we told her not to, when we put her in her bed, she stayed there, and by 18 months, she was already showing signs of potty training. Carter....on the other hand....likes to do everything we tell him NOT to do, and often times smiles or laughs when he gets into trouble, he gets into EVERYTHING he is not supposed to, we check the garbage can regularly...we always find something in there that we DON'T want thrown away, the kid gets out of bed at least 5 times a night, and he has NO CLUE whatsoever about potty stuff! It's like re-learning everything with each child that comes along! At least we can say this much....our lives are always full of surprises! We LOVE Anna and Carter more than words could ever express! What a blessing children are!
(I try to tell myself that each day....during that tantrum, through the crying, struggles, fights, sickness, messes....hey...it comes with the territory....and I have to say I have more patience than I EVER imagined, and I realize that you can never learn enough about being a good parent! There is always something to improve! )