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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nature versus Nurture

I have to say-HK is a really good baby. I mean, really good. She entertains herself, she never fusses, she talks herself to sleep and talks to herself when she wakes up. She is just a happy, content little person. And, everyone tells me that I am so lucky to have such a laid back little girl. Because, her behavior is apparently not the norm. As I am told all of the time. And again, how lucky I am to have a baby with such a great personality. Because it has to be luck.

I appreciate all of the compliments regarding HK's personality-I do. But, sometimes I get a little annoyed because I think that it cannot all be luck. Would it kill people to recognize that maybe we aren't terrible parents and MAYBE, just maybe, we had something to do with her personality? Just a little bit?

I do realize that if we are blessed with baby 2 that we might get a fussy little squaller, and then it could blow my whole theory to bits. Until that time though, I would like to think that we had a little something to do with the fact that we have a content and happy bundle of joy.

So-thanks for reading my rant.

On another note-now that HK's Vols ensemble is secured, I am now stressing about her halloween costume. I know that it is really for the photo ops, but I just cannot decide. I was leaning towards Snow White, but now I am thinking maybe Wizard of Oz Dorothy.

And, I will not lie-the ruby slippers are swaying my decision.


  1. I saw the cutest pig costume on Kelly's blog- soooo cute. And Kelly is putting on overalls and boots (which caused her to make a very awesome boot purchase). I'll see if I can find the post. The Dorothy outfit is cute too- Justin could be the Tin Man- saw that once in the neighborhood- littlest thing was Dorothy and Dad looked dead up like Tin Man- face paint and all- so cute I almost died. What does the Vol outfit look like?

  2. I went to a costume party one year as Dorothy and I won the "Best Costume" prize. The ruby slippers were indeed a major factor, but Toto in the basket is what put me over the top!