It was the last day of our Thanksgiving break. After many requests, beginning two weeks ago, I finally broke down and made the chex mix that is now synonymous with Christmas tradition. While the chex mix baked, we dug out the ornament kits we used at Devyn’s slumber party on Friday night.
There we sat, Devyn, Hudson, and Reagan each with their own set of gingerbread house ornament pieces, each engrossed in their project. All was calm and quiet.
…until, that is, Hudson noticed Reagan’s gingerbread house.
“Reagan, its not supposed to look like that!” It was horror at its finest.
With a shrug, Reagan said, “Yeah it is, Hudson!”
“No,” he insisted. Then bringing the picture example on the box over to Reagan, he pointed to it. “Its supposed to look like this!”
Reagan looked at Hudson, then the box, then back at her own ornament. I could see the wheels turning in her head as she debated her response.
With classic Reagan attitude, she placed her hands on her hips and said, “I like it this way, Hudson!”
And that explains the dynamic difference of these two, this brother and sister. One obeys the rules, likes the rules, and wants everyone to obey the rules. The other… not so much. They are going to drive each other nuts from now until the end of time.