Bryn and Nick are very different. Bryn was able to play by herself at a young age, but Nick is always at my side (or Dave's if he's home). Bryn never opened a drawer or a cupboard, but Nick is into everything! We have a gate in the kitchen, a gate in the hall to the bed rooms, a gate on the tub in my bathroom, and locks on cupboards in the kitchen and bathroom. Bryn didn't ever seem interested in climbing, but Nick will climb on everything. Luckily, he hasn't figured out how to climb out of his crib yet. I was looking through old pictures of Bryn and thought it would be fun to compare what they look like at 20 months. I wonder if Nick's hair would be curly if we hadn't cut it.
One way in which I've noticed they are alike is that T.V. has the ability to calm them. When Bryn was upset, we could put on Blue's Clues and she'd stop whatever she was doing and just stare.
With Nick, all we need to do is put on Phineas and Ferb and he's in a trance.
So, judge if you will, but I'm very grateful for the T.V. Oh, ya, and I'm also grateful for my little ones :-)
Nick at 20 months
Bryn at 20 months