So far, by God's grace

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mirror Mirror!

'The scariest moment in parenthood is realizing your child is turning out to be just like you.'

I read this on a blog today, and I know its true of me!

Our lil angel has tried testing our limits from the day she was born, but never with as much intensity as she has over the past two weeks. Paunch and I have been to a parenting workshop, and read our fair share of books on it. We get parenting advice from our parents, experienced and inexperienced friends and even strangers in the supermarket! Basically, we are fed up to our teeth with advice!! But nothing has prepared us for this battle of discipline.

The most difficult part of this battle is looking into the eyes of this little girl we helped create and seeing ourselves in her! How I wish children inherited only the nice things from their parents! When I tell her not to do something, I realize I am guilty of the very same things I tell her off for!

It's humbling.

baby see, baby do.

I've always been the Big Sister to all my cousins, and have always been the 'pleasant girl' who my Aunts would ask their daughters to follow after. But my own daughter sees me for what I am, and she imitates me. As she grows older, I feel like I am mother to mirror. Well, that's just a metaphor. You get it right? ha ha

So, over the last 2 weeks, I've come to realize that the most important thing I can do as a parent, is to make my life one that my precious daughter can model hers on.

Wish me luck!

P.S. This is a oooold picture, taken when lil girl was 10 months old. She will soon be 18 months!


  1. Ah sooo speak my mind. So many instances when my almost 2-year old does things that break me into a fit of anger and I hear my mom/uncle/childhood frd scream out: "oh that's so you!". I wish they got just the good (even if it's far n few).

  2. It's a beautiful picture!

    And wow - I love the mirror example. Your post is so honest; it's one of the reasons I enjoy reading your blog :)