no two kids are the same. I'm learning this in a frustrating way. My first son was such a good child. I think we told him "no" a few times and he had figured out what it meant. Most of the time he even listened! Riley on the other hand, wow.... you tell him "no" and he looks at you and does it again. He even gets this ornery little smile as he repeats his action. He can get a little smack on his hand or his butt, doesn't matter, he smiles and does it again. Oh Lord the next few years will be testing my patience. My husband and I joke that we got the child that his grandma always wished on his mother. Apparently his mom was a W-I-L-D child and when she became pregnant grandma always said that she hoped her child would be a payback for all that she put her through. Unfortunately (or fortunately , depends on who you are - mom or grandma) my husband was supposedly the perfect child! We have come to the conclusion that the rebel child must skip every other generation!
Regardless, I LOVE both of my boys equally and I count my blessings on a daily basis! Just some days I have to work on my patience a little bit more than the last! ;)