I took the girls to a birthday party over the weekend. One is a fashionista. One lives in athletic wear. They celebrate and laugh at their differences. They don’t compare or try to be like each other – they simply embrace their uniqueness and see those differences as strengths. I love that. One also dabs for every picture now. I guess her ‘throwing the deuces phase’ is over.Prior to having my own kids I assumed kids from the same family would be fairly similar. There would be the introverted ones and the extroverted ones and basically everyone would fit into some version of those two categories. It is funny to think back on my assumptions. I could not have been more wrong.
One of my favorite aspects of parenting is watching the unique personalities and interests of my kids develop. It is still incredibly fascinating to me how 5 kids raised in the same house, by the same parents, under very similar circumstances can be vastly different. Sure, there are the things that make them very ‘Campbell’, but goodness are they different.
Recently, my oldest daughter came downstairs for breakfast and looked over at me. “Mom, if you ever want me to help you pick out outfits…and accessorize you, I am happy to help you.” Standing in my running shorts and t-shirt, all I could do was laugh and look over at my youngest daughter, who was dressed just like me. Kids are so rad.
Being a mom is my favorite.