Have you ever seen a child so gleeful and delighted in her own messiness? This is a girl who is not afraid to get her hands dirty exploring the world around her. She dives in headfirst in her adventures and seems confident that she’ll succeed in everything whether it’s reading a book or eating a mouthful of spaghetti – and if she doesn’t know what she’s doing, she’s not above faking it until you make it!
He is totally the opposite. He’s always been my cautious guy and seems to have a moral objection to getting his hands dirty. Finger painting? Totally uninterested. He wants to know he’s going to do something perfectly before trying. And the thing is? There are a lot of things that he excels at without trying. He learns quickly and with gusto in some areas like reading, writing and math. But when it comes to art, sports, swimming, etc. it’s a lot of careful precision and planning before jumping into action.
Of course these are just generalizations. There are things that BB will be tentative about or insist that she “can’t do” and MM is quick to see every new person he meets as a lifelong friend. And while they are total opposites in a lot of ways, they are also definitely two peas in a pod in other ways.