Every once in a while your mother and I each complete a personality test and exchange results. As fun as it is to see whether we’ve individually changed over time, it’s a nice reminder of how we are different people, how best to communicate with each other, and the ups and downs with our respective personalities.
For example, in this most recent round of personality tests, I discovered your mother is an extrovert, which was news to me. It’s a little embarrassing to admit having been married to her for five years now. How something like this escapes a partner is beyond me. But it’s a natural clash, as I’ve always been an introvert. It would potentially also explain why your mother is perpetually looking for us to have talks and do things together while I seek out alone time. Of course, this is all pop psychology right now, but it makes sense to me!
Speaking of personalities, it’s been so fun and fascinating watching yours unfold right before our eyes. At 25 months, you’re a bit of a prankster who enjoys psyching us out and making us laugh. How many times have you started singing a song you like only to throw in some random words to see if we are paying attention?
It’s hard not to overgeneralize things at this point in your life because who knows if it’s a phase or actually you. You like spending time at home now rotating between your toys – building a large train track (it’s got to be complete), building a maze or elevator with your magnet pieces (blue ones are a favorite), making a coffee or lemon water for us, and sweeping the floors. But you also love going out, especially when we go ride on the train or bus. It’s very important though that you get to press the elevator button and the button to open the front door. Or else.
Life. What else is there to look forward to?!