I love to read the Huffington Post and this article was on that I enjoyed because it validated many of my own quirks. Of course I have known that I am introverted from the time I knew what an introvert was. I was one of very few kids that I knew who actually enjoyed quiet reading time over recess. Some might say that is because I was/am overweight and lazy, but I will go with the introversion theory.
As a parent I am finding that the differences between introverts and extroverts effects me more than ever before. Cory is a pure extrovert, but luckily he is also independent and it rarely causes any conflict because I can always hang out at home with my blog and my books while he socializes with friends and neighbors.
Leila is such an interesting kid. She challenges me, she impresses me and she schools me from time to time. If you have ever read any of those first chapter books for kids that focus on a little girl main character, such as: Ramona, Junie B. Jones, Clementine, then you have a taste of my Leila. She is the character that authors love to write about, Leila loves to read about and teachers don’t know what to do with. She is her Daddy’s girl, and a true extrovert.
The problem is, I can’t send my 7 year old daughter with an impulse control problem out on her own. So now, I am learning to take care of my extrovert.
And really, I hate to brag, but my daughter has been the star of every little girls book series know to modern kids. So she is a pretty big deal.