Watching Briggs eat his smash cake yesterday made me reflect on how each of my 3 kids approached the task of eating their first birthday cake much like they approach life. Their personalities were reflected in this early first birthday tradition.
Staley approached her cake cautiously. She gingerly touched the icing, decided she didn't want to get messy, and then asked for a cracker instead. No mess. No fuss. No need to rush into something new. Just calmly enjoying the comfort of the familiar.
Adelie jumped in without hesitation. Double fisted. Cake and icing everywhere. She ate and ate until I removed the cake. Adventurous and wild, nothing was going to stop Adelie from enjoying her cake to the fullest...even if it meant being covered head to toe in chocolate frosting.
And Briggs enjoyed his cake in his laid-back way. No rush. No hurry. Just calmly licking frosting off his fingers and enjoying the experience.
Cautious. Wild. Mellow. That's just how my kids each approach life. And cake.