IrmaJean Posted July 5, 2010 Report Share Posted July 5, 2010 I was outside last night with my two daughters, waiting for the annual fireworks display. We'd taken cover at a local ice cream shop where the view would be wonderful, but where we could also make a quick getaway when the show had ended. There was a bouncy bounce and my youngest wanted to play inside. There were three other boys there...about her age...and she went right up to them and introduced herself. Soon all 4 kids were having fun, being carefree, chatting it up and laughing. The boys even requested she come back when she stepped out for a moment. My eldest daughter and I were sitting on the car waiting for the show. E glanced over at her sister, looked back to me and asked sadly, "How does she do that?"My girls are polar opposite. My 8 year old has many friends and is very social and outgoing. She is a nonstop chatterbox. When we go out in town it seems she knows more people than I do. My 14 year old is painfully shy and has great difficulty interacting. Out in public she is almost always silent. How could they be so different? Genetics? Did I make more mistakes with my eldest daughter? Is my youngest healthier now because I have been healthier? Is it some combination of everything? Either way, it tugged at my heart... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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