But we have another idea -- the Birth Due Date Theory. This is the concept that when a child was born relative to his or her due date is related to his or her personality. (I'm not implying causation, but here might be.)
Is it true? Well, it seems to be true for our kids:
- Hannah was born 9 days late. Nowadays, she can be pretty pokey, taking her time and getting distracted by her own creative thoughts. She's rarely in a rush, much to the chagrin of her Type A parents.
- Elijah was born exactly on his due date. Today, he is precise in his thinking, and (to a fault) in how he corrects others. He wants things to be done in a specific way, so we have to be careful in giving clear and complete instructions. He gets his stuff done, and moves on.
- Sender was born 5 days early, on December 23. He didn't want to miss the excitement of Christmas. Now, he is constantly full-speed, and is a walking and talking party. He is always up for a talent show and any other form of entertainment.