This is Rowan's favorite thing about Christmas decorations - taking them off the tree. Actually, this is the first time we've had a toddler and a tree together and it not resulted in much worse chaos than this. Rowan may be a firey little soul who doesn't like to take direction, but she does generally leave things alone when she has been quietly asked to. If I totally forbid touching it, it would be a different story. ;)
We had professional pictures taken recently with my neice, Charlotte. It was hilarious watching the results of my daughters' very different characters. Jenna loves to be in the middle of the action, and cooperates when she sees reason to. She always has to add her own individual twist to the poses she is put it. Her pictures naturally sparkle.
Morgan looks so solemn in photographs. She takes direction seriously and is a stickler for getting it right - when she gives something her attention she does it entirely. She gets distressed quickly when she is asked to have her shoes on in a picture (lol) and she doesn't like the slight tackiness of the rubber floor. She most likes to be in a picture on her own. Her smile is with a closed mouth, but her eyes are so soulful whether happy or sad.
Rowan does NOT stay where she is put. If you are casual about it, or give her the impression that she is doing something funny, she might co-operate. Or she might not. But if you tell her where to sit, you can bet she will walk to a different spot and sit herself there with that special jut of her chin. She is all laughter, or she is 100% cross, but she is never still.
This is not to imply that one (or another) are more difficult - just that it takes different tacks entirely to get to see the best of them.
Anyhow, Morgan's sensory issues are one of many reasons I was more delighted than annoyed by an imprompteu snow-making session yesterday! The little culprit was so happy with her snowy living room. :) She isn't nearly so impulsive as her sisters, but that does mean her attention span for both the cutting up AND the tidying up afterwards are considerably greater!
And, evidence of the incredible tidiness of my bedroom - though it will be my last photo for a few days. Our camera is broken. *weeps* Again! Another one!
Ah well. Tis a good job the child benefit comes in tomorrow. Not so good that it goes out just as fast, as usual!