As I've mentioned before, my 2 boys could NOT be any more different. And I absolutely love it. Both my boys have big personalities but they show them in totally different ways. Adrian has an extremely fiery spirit with a dramatic flair and Finley is an easy going, funny, independant little guy. They've both shown these traits from the moment they were incubating in my belly. Adrian was a kicker and a mover, at times I felt like he was beating me up from the inside out. Finley moved of-course but always more like gently rolling. He never made me suddenly grab my big belly and yell out randomly in public places "OH! Ouch! Yikes! AH!"
Not one time. Thank you for that Fin.
Now that he's almost 17 months he is showing a bit more of his "spirited" side.
He has yet to throw what I would consider a tantrum. I'm pretty sure Adrian had about a thousand tantrums by this age...so when I see Finley have a "fit" because something might not be going his way...it makes me giggle. A little bit.
Okay, a lot.
Is that bad?
I will share with you an example of what would be considered Fin's tantrum. He was frustrated trying unsuccessfully to "fix" the handle on the play fake food container.
**As a side note, I highly recommend NEVER buying play fake food for your children...especially if you have a dog. It ends up that the "cereal boxes" get crushed or fall apart the first time the kids play with them upon which your children will ask you to continually keep putting them back together (until the 50th time when you get fed up and/or smart and throw them all out when they're napping) and the kajillion fake french fries that come with it end up in the most obscure places (ie; in a plant or in the drawer under the stove where you keep your pots and pans) or your dog eats the pear which she ends up throwing up...no, not on your hardwood floors (where it would be easy to clean up) but on an area rug where it's next to impossible to get all the tiny green chewed up plastic pieces out. So if you decide not to heed my advice...well, don't say I didn't warn you.**
So tell me...at what age did your little ones start showing their "spirited" side?