November 18, 2011

Dotting Their T's and Crossing Their Eyes

I brought this up a few weeks ago about how different my boys are.  One can do certain things that the other can't and vice versa.  They really are two unique kids with abilities they have picked up from both my wife AND I.  Not a day passes that we don't find out something new about our kids and some amazing ability that they are able to master.

While certain things like reading, writing, and drawing haven't come as easy to Carter as they did Tyler, it's the simple life skills that he has seemed to master so well.  Take for example crossing his eyes:

So yes Carter can be a little strange at times, even downright scary at others, but it's these abilities that make him stand out.  Tyler on the other hand will never have to worry about his eyes staying crossed forever, as it just seems this is something that he is never going to accomplish:

I'll give him an "A" for effort, but hopefully this is not something that will hold him back in life.  I would hate to see the day when he is asked to look at something on the end of his nose.  He might just make himself dizzy and fall down trying.

Kids.  They are so quirky.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?



  1. hahaha how interesting. It'll be interesting to see how the Cupcakes develops. Wonder if she'll love dragons the appropriate amount... I love your header! Not sure if I was following you yet or not but I'm going to go make sure I am now.

    For Love of Cupcakes

  2. Thanks Jamie! It's interesting how kids develop... my wife can't cross her eyes either, while I have no problem doing so. Tyler looks like me but there are somethings I can do that he can't. It's really interesting what the kids get from each parent

  3. Love it. My 20yo daughter is still trying to flare her nostrils like her momma, lol. But she can make her tongue go sideways. And the 8yo son can move one eye in towards the other, while the other stays put, lol. PS: love the title; you're a man after mine own heart. ;)

  4. It's fun when they discover the neat little things they can do, too.

  5. Great post. I have been amazed at how different my daughter and son are. We are expecting our third child (our second boy) and that will be interesting to see just how different they will be. Each child definitely has their own distinct personalities. Crazy how different they can be.