More interesting observations from the Lovely Melanie about our girls (yes, I steal a lot of my blogging ideas from her, but that’s why I married her, because she’s smart – so I don’t need to be!)
She pointed out the difference between the two of them and between the state of their bedrooms. I was a little sceptical at first, but thinking about it I quickly agreed.
Amber’s bedroom is usually very tidy – which is how she likes it. Things are put away in drawers and boxes, and everything has its place. It would be stretching things to call it “neat” but it certainly is orderly.
And Amber enjoys bedtime stories, but she doesn’t get caught up in them as much as Millie does. She seems to have a little less imagination than her big sister, but she has a far better memory – remembering things that both I and her mother sometimes forget.
Millie’s bedroom is a mess. There are things on the floor, hanging off wardrobes and out of drawers; books are simply shoved under the bed; surfaces are covered with stuff – tidy boxes are just another surface to put things on, rather than in.
Millie’s memory is like mine – terrible. She forgets stuff as soon as it’s out of sight. But at bedtime stories she’s inside the story, you can see it in her face and the way she gets nervous, triumphant or simply breathless for more.
Both of them are more similar than they are different, but it’s interesting to see the differences in their thinking expressed physically – in the state of their personal space.