This is a guest post by my friend Brittney Harlacher. Brittney is a stay-at-home mom, married to the love of her life, who also happens to be her high school sweetheart. Their three incredible daughters fill their home with laughter and glitter. She is currently homeschooling their eldest child, pre-homeschooling their middle child and answering forty-two “why” questions a day for their youngest child. Before God blessed their family with these bundles of joy, Brittney worked as a Speech Writer for the president of Florida State University.
Back in the days of yore, when I was in college (before iPhones, Google or texting), there was a very popular personality test making its way around my group of friends. It was called Myers-Briggs, and with four simple letters it told you who you were and how you viewed the world. INFJ, ENTP, ISFP, ESTJ – suddenly it made sense why other drivers on the road made you crazy or why putting together a bicycle from nothing but bolts and tubing was super easy or why you chucked that doctorate degree to pursue acting. But your mom and dad could have told you that and you wouldn’t have wasted an hour bubbling in a questionnaire.
Before you could suck your thumb, roll over and smile (HUGE milestones when you are new to the world…go ahead look at a new parent’s recent photos of their little bundle of joy and see how many shots of the first “smile” they have…and yes I am guilty as charged) you either liked the attention of many or preferred the cuddling of one; you got over things quickly or put on your best pouty face for a couple of hours; you moved on to the next, new, interesting thing or preferred to stop and smell the flowers.