One of the most fun experiences I’ve had so far as a parent has been watching my kids become people in their own right.
It begins when they’re very little. Slowly, between falling down while learning to walk and exploring underneath tables, they begin to display preferences. This child enjoys green beans while that one clamps shut unless it’s carrots on the spoon. One child bounces happily to a song while another prefers to sway to a different genre entirely.