I have quite a few theories on things…some totally offbeat but yet, some I've hit paydirt. Like the theory that some babies being carried upside down see and read better when things are upside down instead of right side up. To prove that theory, I created my own curriculum to work with special needs and lower learning students. I tutored a handful of kids using my own "twisted" theory and wow! The results were amazing. I taught drawing and sketching to at risk students using the same method and so many of them were shocked that they could draw when they all along thought they couldn't. But that isn't what this blog post is about. It's about another theory.
Have you ever stopped and considered that what a child's name is somewhat fits or places certain personality traits in them? For instance, I was owner of a daycare and preschool. I saw many Joshuas and Jasons come into the daycare. Their personalities were very much the same. They were mischievious and had to be told no a few more times than others but they were very smart. They could figure things out faster than any other kid. (How to unlock doors, take something that didn't belong to them without being caught, learning songs and the alphabet faster but not necessarily caring that much other than wanting to run and play.) I had one little guy named Jason in the daycare and he was enamored with Michael Jackson. While others watched Disney videos, he was watching MJ videos and learning every song and dance move. It was amazing to see how much of a sponge he really was.
I've noticed that same thing with John's and Jonathans. I now have a son in law, Jonathan and very highly possible, another son in law, named John. They are free thinkers, soft spoken at times but other times, when they are passionate about something, they take off with it. Johns and Jonathans also have the funniest laughs and sense of humor. Sometimes, they don’t realize that they are even funny but they are. They can also be sensitive to others needs, especially the women in their lives. And, they can be dreamers, but in a good way.
Take Mikes though. They are out there! They are go getters but business minded and can turn off the antics when it comes to being analytical. They are sometimes very hard to read their thoughts but they can also be emotional too. (Not emotional in a bad way.) Most Mikes or Michaels that I know are very talented in one thing, creativity - music, art or athletics. Mikes are also very one track minded. When they see something they want, they are determined to get it and nothing will get in their way.
Now, on the female side of things, girls named Michelle are usually quiet, giving and easy going. They tend to be very helpful and don't mind picking up the slack when you're in a pinch. Then there's the Jessicas. They are often mama's girls and don't mind being babied a bit. When they finally figure out the advantages of being a big girl, they break out into their own. They can also be strongwilled and vocal. Take Ashleys - daddy's girls who know how to manipulate to get their way. Sometimes, it's just a sweet smile and they've talked their daddy's keys out of his hand and into theirs. They can also be quite competitive with other girls, wanting to be the best.
For those kids, like my own who have names very uncommon like Whisper, Riley, Summer, etc. Those are the most free spirit, free thinkers I know. They tend to think outside the box instead of sticking to the norm. Most of the time, their ideas are good ones too but in case they aren't they will fight to the very end that they are right. They are their own people, even as babies. They know what they want and they want it and no one is going to stop them!
Do you agree? I'd love to hear your thoughts are on my theory.
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