Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Difference between girls and boys, in pictures

Samantha at eight years old is the eldest of our clan, and with that comes certain responsibilities and expectations (I should know, since I'm also a firstborn).

She lives up to them beautifully, and for most of her eight years has displayed a fondness for pleasing her parents and heeding instructions. At school, her teachers say she is 100% "on" every minute of every day, making sure to follow all the rules.

Our two boys? Not as much.

I present the evidence.

Two years ago, Samantha is looking at our photographer friend Paula while the rest of us are goofing around:

This Christmas, Samantha again looking at the photographer while the boys scramble to chase whatever shiny object has their eye:

And it's not just a group setting phenomenon -- Samantha will pose beautifully all by herself if you want to snap a photo.

The boys, on the other hand...

Here's one of Jack's recents poses:

Baby Luke punching me in the face instead of posing for picture:

I rest my case.


Bob said...

Man, those are some adorable little ones! And looks like you finally passed on the red hair!

I think birth order has something to do with all of this too. My first two were compliant rule followers and number three is a hell raiser, has to always have the last word. And he's as lovable as the day is long.

You finally got with

Bob said...

Disregard last sentence

Debby said...

I love the pictures. Your story of Sam reminds me of Bob's daughter...her love of all things school led her to be a teacher. I wonder what your Sam will grow up to be?

Don said...

Welcome to the "each one is as different as can be" club. Give the little guy time, he'll surprise you in a completely different way as well. Ain't fatherhood grand?

Redlefty said...

It's great!

No clue what any of my kids will grow up to be. They're still so young that it's very much a tossup.

Steve H. said...

As someone who has a 13 year old boy....Ahhhh! Please Lord tell me I didn't act like that. But I did and my folks loved me anyhow :)

Beautiful kids. You have a great fam Michael!

MamaRose said...

Yep, birth order always has 'something' to do with HOW kids act & react to their parents & each other & even others--but, I think you hit the nail on the head--is that right?--THIS has MORE to do with 'The Difference between BOYS & GIRLS'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE 'EM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And, yes, it would not surprise me, at all, if Samantha grew up to become a 'Teacher'--she's ALREADY taught both her little brothers MANY things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, ya'lls, too!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!