Mini Me?

Are you like me? 
Desperate for any sign that your kid looks like you?
That’s how I feel about my daughter. 
From birth, she has looked like my husband, his mother, their family. 
No one who has ever met her thought she looked like me. 
It made me mad; this is my girl! Where’s my mini me?
But then, over the weekend, I looked at pictures from my childhood, and guess what? 
The kid looks like me!
Me at 21 months

Here I am at 2 years with my Mom

Again, at 2
And, here’s G at 18 months
At 21 months
At 21 months
At 21 months
OK, she’s not exactly my mini me, but she has my twinkle (if I do say so myself),
my chubby cheeks, and blonde hair (though I had more at this age than she does). 
And, no matter what, even if this resemblance is only temporary, 
she’ll be my mini me in spirit. 
And thou shalt in thy daughter see,
This picture, once, resembled thee. 
–Ambrose Philips
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  1. June 13, 2011