G is nearly two years old, and his personality is beginning to shine. I thought he had a great personality since day one when he arrived, but now others are able to see it too.
G is an explorer. This may be partly his age along with personality. But I have known kids his age to be much more timid. As long as I am within arm’s length, G is happy to walk around the corner and see what is there.
G is a social butterfly. I am so proud! He smiles and waves to nearly everyone, and if he recognizes you, you might even get a hug. G likes to win new people over. When we were eating our weekly cupcakes at Cupcakes, Muffins and More this past Friday, he even melted a city worker’s heart. G was really into his truck pulled up to the curb, but he made time to acknowledge the worker, give him a high five, and then wave bye and smile at him from inside the window when he left. The guy said G made his day. Too cute.
G is a negotiator. About half of the time, G wants to do something different than what I want to do. This difference in opinion can be as simple as the door we need to use to go outside. Most recently, I was at the back apartment lobby door, and G was at the front. He stood at his door responding with a “no, no, no” when I said to come to the other door. Then he spoke in his very own language, likely saying something like, “But Aunt Mel, I want to go out this door because there’s a big truck across the street. And it’s not much further to go around the entire building outside.” I broke this by using my super excited voice to exclaim what we were going to do next if we went out the back door.
I sometimes give in to G’s opposing ideas, but not all of the time. I want him to learn that he can’t always get his way with Aunt Mel. Most of the time, yes.
Overall, G is pretty easy going. He will make the simplest things fun. He found a drinking fountain in my apartment lounge and nearly took a bath in it.
He also finds entertainment in putting Panda and Lion in fun spots in my apartment.
I can’t wait to see what new personality traits come to surface as G gets older. I have a feeling he may be slightly Type A like his Aunt Mel, as he is often seen lining up his tractors, machinery, and farm animals in a perfect row before leaving them to go to bed.