Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Whose That Girl?

I was talking with the youngest daughter the other day, when suddenly, I was completely distracted. 

She reminds me of someone.  Who?

She's talking to me about something, but I can't really pay attention..... 

Something about those eyes, the nose... 

Why do I get the feeling that there is someone out there whom she reminds me of?? 

So I said something to my husband.  "Man, she really reminds me of someone, but I can't put my finger on it." 

He just looked at me and smiled.

That's when it hit me -  (Duh, mom!)

She looks like me!

Dare to compare!!

Ok, so the hair is the wrong color - but that's because she INSISTED that she should be blonde.  (She wants to be a model - Lord, help me!)
Maybe she reminds me of my sister instead....

That could be it.  I mean, my sister and I always did look a lot alike.  

It's just that in that moment, while listening to my darling daughter tell me about something important to her, I was transported back in time 30 years.  I was looking at myself in the bathroom mirror.  That face I see on her is often the face I see in my mind's eye when I think of myself.  The one in the mirror isn't one I recognize anymore.  (Good grief, I sound like I have Alzheimer or something!)

I wonder if my mother ever felt this way looking at my sister and me?

Aren't families amazing?

Much Love to All


Danielle said...

Great post! She is the spitting image of you!

Tiffany said...

Thanks Danielle. I could say the same of your daughter and you!!