I have loved my Grandma days….
Last Monday we had so much fun. It’s really all just simple, but I so enjoy it. Even though Georgia is somewhat of a handful. Don’t let that sweet little smile fake you into believing she’s all sugar and spice. She’s not. She is feisty….and a whole lot of it!
In our family, we joke about if kids are like my son Buck or like my son Karl. Carver came along and he’s like Buck…more hyper and very busy, inquisitive and energetic. Carver was such a handful to take care of in child care. I told Kalissa when she was pregnant with Gannon that I wished for her that she could get a Karl. Karl is more mellow. He’s a thinker and a studier.
I love both of my boys, Buck, and Karl, but each has characteristics that are appreciated at different times. Buck is meant for a physical labor job. Karl is meant to work in an office. It’s just the way God made them and I appreciate both personalities.
Here is Georgia being all of herself playing with Rosie. It’s a short 28-second video (push the play button) but you get the idea…she’s FULL of energy.
Here is a way to see the difference in the two of them, Georgia more like Buck, and Gannon who is more like Karl.
This is Georgia doing a puzzle….She tried to put puzzle pieces into the puzzle and screams because she can’t get them in. She gets frustrated and will try to grab Gannon’s puzzle.
Here is Gannon…much more like Karl. He takes a puzzle piece out.
He checks out the space underneath.
He patiently puts the piece back in the puzzle and will do this for a good 20-minute spell and not be bothered by Georgia unless she’s stealing his puzzle pieces.
So different from Georgia.
It’s all really just a difference in temperament. I love them both dearly and wouldn’t trade them for a second as to how they are even though Georgia is a handful. She’s so fun to tease and interact with. She catches on quickly. She makes me laugh and smile and want to pull my hair out all at once.
She loves “playing in the toilet” if the door gets left open and somehow she has a “sense” when it is…Gannon wouldn’t dream of playing in the toilet. If the stair gate isn’t up, she’ll sprint to the top of the stairs run down the hallway, and get into something. Gannon will come and let me know the gate isn’t up.
There is such a HUGE difference between the two of them. People say things like “boys will be boys”…at our house, “Georgia will be Georgia”.
Thankfully she does like stroller rides…
…but when we go, I have to put Gannon’s treats in the cup holder the farthest away from Georgia, as she will steal his treats before hers are even gone. Gannon is so sweet. He won’t cry or protest, just look at me with big eyes as if saying, “are you going to let her do this?”.
If we could calm Georgia down and liven Gannon up, we’d have it made…but not really. They wouldn’t be themselves and although the feisty can be hard to deal with, feisty can be fun too. I wouldn’t change them at all.
Carver has done a good job calming down as he was so much like Georgia when he was young. He’s still full of what Kramer would say is “piss and vinegar” but he’s got a little more control of it now. Let’s hope Georgia will with age.
Anyway, I have a great time with these guys and am so thankful they came into my life when they did. I’ve needed some time in the rocking chair sorting out my life and Gannon has provided me an excuse to sit…Georgia has reminded me I need to get up and moving. I can’t wallow. Speaking of which, she just woke from a nap…I’m off to play Grandma.
I’d love to know if you have Bucks or Karls in your life…I’m sure, like me, you can appreciate them both!