Saturday, January 07, 2023

alignments

At came to dinner and a cuddle (pictured) today. 

Because I'd just posted about cuddly Scout, It reminded me how despite being different species, our babies Scout and At are alike and Huck and Nu are alike. 

If we moved up a generation, Scout, At, and I are alike and Huck, Nu, and Big A are alike. The way we act, respond, our temperaments, almost everything. The first set tends to be smiley, gentle, tender; the second set tends to be serious, ferocious, and staunch. In a crisis, you want the second set--they're the ones who'll stare people down (Nu), stick to a plan (Huck), and bark orders (Big A). 

Not sure how much of this is true, how much of this is forcing some absolute structure on to truth, and how much of this is pure family myth-making and mythology. 

Anyway, it was a good cuddle, and I'll have to make it do for a while. Next week, At is off to "a cabin in the suburbs" with some college friends.
 

2 comments:

Nicole MacPherson said...

THIS resonates: "Not sure how much of this is true, how much of this is forcing some absolute structure on to truth, and how much of this is pure family myth-making and mythology." Gosh, does that ever resonate with me! Our boys are quite different in temperament, and so are R and I, but also in some ways kind of the same? One thing is for sure, Rex is the most affectionate person in the house; he is so cuddly!

maya said...

I also wonder/worry how that can become limiting. Are the serious ones allowed to be silly? Are the gentle ones allowed to be mad?

REX!!!!!!!!!!! Why were there no pictures of Rex on the reading update? I bet he's the best reading companion!

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