Sometimes you look at your child and it can just take your breath away. Something about their expression or their voice or even just one little feature- the shape of their hand or the crook of their smile- can look so eerily familiar! My precious girls are very different from one another. Grace is outgoing and dramatic and princess and glitter and glamorous! She's creative and smart as a whip. She's a leader and she hates to disappoint people! She's emotional and can have the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Millie is different. She's sweet and funny. She has an earnest way about her. She's typically soft spoken and loving. She's tough and physical. And stubborn. But loving and loyal. And she often has a somber expression, like she's just absorbing life around her, taking it all in, but doesn't have much to say about it for now. There are little things about each of them that remind me of me. Sometimes when Grace is so excited about the littelest thing and talking on and on about it- I can remember being that way! And sometimes when Millie is laying her silky hair on my shoulder and looking so sweet and somber, I feel like I am looking at a time warped picture of me when I was that age!
Here's my Grace, always writing, drawing, coloring or doing her "homework" as she says.
And here's my Millie. Wearing her shades and dancing- like listening to Beyonce' and groovin is the most serious business in the world. She has no interest in drawing in the car, she'd rather look out the window or just put her shades on and chill.
Funny funny funny kids! I love them so!