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:
The boys, on the other hand...
I rest my case.