95 – Personalities CAN change

Hey Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Happy Friday, and we are rolling in to the birthday weekend of my youngest son, Saxon. He is turning 2 so happy birthday Saxon! And in honor of him, Mama’s Daily Dose is… Personalities change. Let’s get moving before we get interrupted. 

The cool thing about being human and being responsible for yourself is that your personality CAN change. At any time in your life, you can be a completely different person than who you were, one year ago, five years ago, even like two months ago. You could be a completely different person. And I think we have these expectations of what our kids are going to be like, based on just a short period of time with them. Like I remember I thought that Saxon was a much more calm child than Anderson. He started walking a little bit later and talking a little bit later. And he was always just a bit quieter. And I was like, “oh, like, this was my gift is now I get a calm child, instead of just someone going around, all crazy, all day, every day unless they’re sleeping.” And that’s kind of how it was until he turned about a year and his personality just came out. I definitely thought he was going to be a more go with the flow kind of kid because he was as a baby…I mean, most babies are. So I shouldn’t have assumed. But that kid is just full of surprises. He has no fear. He wants to try anything and everything that he can. I mean, I know some moms Look at me at the park and they’re like, “should he… can he climb that? Like, is he okay?” “Yeah, I mean, he’s done it before… kid’s got no fear, he’s just, he’s gonna do it. And he’s gonna be super pissed off if I take him off. So we might as well just roll with it and let him be himself.” 

And I think what I’ve learned is just, you can’t compare, like, we always want to kind of compare the milestones and where the kids are, or should be, especially compared to older siblings, but everyone is on their own roadmap, everyone is going to a different destination as well. And just letting them have their personality shine, change their personalities. Maybe who knows that at 10 years old, maybe he will just be the calm kid. I don’t know. I don’t really think so. But who knows. Personalities can change and they can choose…my children can choose what personality they want. And you can choose your personality too. So be who you want to be. Choose the personality that you want, change it, who cares, you can change that’s the awesome part about being a human.

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