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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Question of the Week


Playing along with the Multiples and More site and their Question of the week. This week, the question is:

Describe your childrens' personalities, in birth order. Do you think your kids personalities are related to their birth order?

Pirate is my Baby A. He's the tall, dark, quiet brooding type. He wasn't a big crier as a baby, preferring to take things in stride. This is the kid who broke his leg when he was 10 months old and barely whimpered. Now he is my senstive soul. He loves to hug things and is always holding things up for me to kiss. He is always trying to calm down the other 2 if they are upset. He also is a very neat baby, always wanting things in their correct places. He doesn't say much but what he does say, it's very clear.

Professor is my Baby B. He is my sunshine boy. He's bright, cheerful, full of life and also very needy. He needs me to be with him. Always. He prefers to have me help him do things. He is full of babbling, words, and gestures. He has a sweet little happy skip he does when he's really pleased with life. He is also is loud loud loud. He's always been loud but it's part of his charm.
  • Is your baby A any bolder or more dominant than B, C, D?
Bolder than each other? Each baby has his differences and things that they are great at.
  • Does your last-born reach milestones last as well?
No. Professor walked first, talked first, and did all the gross motor skills first. Pirate is better at the fine motor skills.
  • Are there any characteristics that you feel are somehow related to birth order?
Pirate is bigger. But I think that's because he eats more. I don't think that is related to birth order.
  • Do you find that a lot of people like to "classify" your kids? How do you feel about it?
The other day I took the boys with me to change the oil in my car. In the waiting room, there were 2 other older women. They kept saying "That one is the devilish one!" or "That one is more ambitious, I can tell." It irritated me to no end. People don't compare siblings like they compare twins. Each person is unique. Each person has their own strengths and weaknesses. Twins just happen to be people born on the same day. This does not make one good or bad! They just are. And we should love them as they are for who they are.



  1. I have people comparing my kids all the time! It also drives me batty. I like these questions it's fun to learn about your cute boys outside of day to day happenings!

  2. That's funny, my baby A is bigger and my baby B is needier and hit the milestones first too! I have ideas that their personalities aren't related to their birth order but that sometimes I wonder if it's more of a position thing. Baby A was wedged down there more with less space - he's my more calm one that loves to eat and has always been bigger. Maybe that's all he could really do in there? Baby B is the spaz that was always all over the place in the womb and is still like that!

  3. I have loved watching your boys grow up, because like you said...they're just brothers born on the same day. How often to parents on singletons get to really "compare" personalities, milestones, etc. Once my younger kids hit a certain age, I really can't remember what my older kids were really like at that age.

  4. I would've been upset too! I think people really need to think before speaking! Maybe I do it to others and don't realize it, I hope not! I feel our multiples are very different in every way and we celebrate it too! Have a great day!

  5. Comparisons by strangers make me nuts! Now, when their godmother points out that Melody is more talkative and Jessica is more thoughtful, I agree with her 100%, but it really grates on me when strangers make those comments.

    I find that 40% of thoughtless comments from strangers are because they think twins should be exactly alike, another 40% are because they think twins should be polar opposites at all times, and the remaining 20% are on the subject of our reproductive organs!


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