I see so much in Minnow that reminds me of myself as a child. She’s enthralled by books and loves to put things into containers in a very particular (mysterious) order often stopping to take things out and then put them back in until things are just right. I loved to read and organize things (still do) and spent hours playing librarian as a child. So I could argue for nature, in that she’s following in my footsteps. Or I could argue for nurture in that she (like childhood me) is surrounded by books and a mom who loves to keep things organized.
But then there’s the whole issue of the mac n’ cheese…
I love all things dairy (particularly ice cream) and mac n’ cheese is one of my comfort foods. I like pretty much all brands and flavors of mac n’ cheese. There’s only one flavor I’m not wild about: Annie’s Peace Pasta and Parmesan.
Minnow is very particular about her dairy products (yogurt, yes, pretty much everything else, no). There’s only one flavor of mac n’ cheese that she will eat. You guessed it: Peace Pasta and Parmesan.
So, nature, nurture, or independence?
I’ll vote for independence – she’s her own little person. More amazing every day.