Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Of Puzzles, Kids, and Donkeys

Yesterday I overheard a short exchange between these three that, in very few words, put each of their personalities in such precise focus, I couldn't have orchestrated it better myself.

They started a 1,000 piece puzzle (yeah, they are on a serious puzzle kick lately), and were all huddled around it. 

Saylor: This puzzle is hard.
(she will usually worry, be extremely cautious and a little pessimistic, and will use as few words as possible to convey her thoughts)

Samera: Yeah, but think how proud we'll feel when we finish it!
(her optimism and excitement are exclusive of almost all other emotion, but she doesn't let them rule her intellect, which is calculating and insightful - a lot like Saylor's, only it surprises you because she is always bouncing around, acting like she isn't paying attention to anything, when really - you eventually realize - she notices everything)                                                                                                                                                   

Sylas: Yeah. Proud like a donkey!

Where did these creatures come from?

(And no, this photo was not staged. They actually close their eyes for pictures in unison naturally. It's a talent they must have inherited from Ty and I. So I guess we know where they came from, after all. Yikes.)

p.s. In case you're curious, and wondering how a donkey can be proud, Sylas backed-up his statement with, "You know, they just smile and go, EEEEEEeeeAaaaw!"



Sharlee said...

I'm like Saylor but sometimes wish I could be like Samera-- especially the optimism part and the paying attention when it looks like you're not-- that is a great skill (in my eyes). Sylas is too funny.

Michelle said...

Ahhh are you proud like a donkey of your kids?! You should be!

The United Statements of Merica said...

Oh I really loved this post. They have such awesome personalities.. to go along with their awesome hair. Are those BOWS made out of hair?? You have to teach me how to do that. And man they're good lookin.