Have you ever seen those tools that blend your facial features with your husband’s to show you what your children will look like? Isn’t it funny…but at the same time oddly curious?
You can count the minutes after a baby is born before someone says; “who does he look like?”, “she has your eyes”. It’s funny because children change so much over the years and morph into their own being. BUT…the things they do and say are greatly influenced by us and all too familiar. What’s that saying, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
Bear is me, poor little thing. She looks and acts like me. Fortunately she has her daddy’s wit and intelligence. On many occasions my husband will call her Mini Kim. We don’t call her that often, but on those occasions when she is bossing around her dolls or negotiating with us about staying up 20 more minutes – I catch my husband referring to her by that nickname.
Our Little Loveable Lovebug is her father, through and through. Content, patient, cute (and she will scream when she’s had it!)
We had a situation the other day that was hysterical and worth sharing.
Bear and I were having a bad Saturday morning. She was being a typical three year old; fighting about her outfit, throwing a tantrum, talking back, and more. And I was trying to be the responsible, disciplining mother. We had it with each other.
As a family, we got into the car. Bear could tell I was upset; “mommy, are you sad? She asked. “Yes, I am upset. Bear, I would like you to understand ‘why’ I’m sad. I’m trying to be a good mommy teaching you about respect. And you aren’t listening or obeying mommy,” I explained. Bear sighed and very apologetically said, “oh mommy, I’m sorry.” After an extremely short pause, Bear continued to say, “But what I need you to understand is it’s hard to be Mini Kim!” My husband and I died laughing.
Jon, I’m going to need your consultation when Bear turns thirteen. The things kids say!