Yes, my Adelie has a bit of an ornery streak. It's not generally malicious or mean-spirited or bad. With a twinkle and a spark, she just does her own thing, often to get a reaction or a laugh.
She is my child that...
...will deliberately answer questions wrong when we are doing learning time together.
...will do the opposite of what we all want her to do when playing a cooperative game.
...will say I can pick out her pajamas/underwear/outfit/play activity/game, gives me 2 choices, and then will choose the opposite of what I pick.
...will deliberately play with a favorite toy of her siblings or grab something they were just about to play with for the sole purpose of getting a reaction.
...often sticks out her tongue or makes funny faces when I try to take her picture.
...when I ask her to get dressed/put on her shoes/put on her coat, will put on Staley's clothes instead.
...will do exactly what she has just been told not to do.
...has decided that, instead of the Bears, she likes the Packers.
Adelie is dichotomous. On the one hand, she is so sweet and kind and thoughtful and snuggly and loving. On the other hand, with her little twinkle and sly smile, she often displays her ornery streak. When you add it all up, she is just my Adelie...
...and I wouldn't change her for the world.