Monday, December 14, 2009

Checking In

Just a quick post. We moved into a new house that we had to fix up because of the growing family. It's been very stressful, but we love the house.

The only current issues related to DE are things I've talked of recently: not telling our family and their comments and seeing the likeness (or not) of our children to me. The funny, wonderful, completely surprising thing is how much my daughter is like me. More and more of her personality characteristics remind everyone of *me*! Twin DS is so much like his brother and father that no one is looking at him and seeing me. But my daughter? She could not be more like me if she came out with my bizarre hair completely done up on her head.

Of course, none of our children are exactly like any of us. And as they grow up, we see the differences, which are actually cool. But I love looking at my husband and seeing his open slack jawed look as he says "That is EXACTLY like you."

Loves it.


Kara's Mom said...

I LOVE this post. We are not telling our families either and fear that everyone will look for similarities that are not there. But you're right - our children are all their own 'persons' anyway. I have a feeling my mother will find 'something' that reminds her of her side of the family and that will be a relief.

Sky said...

I love it!

We are often very similar to our parents not because we share their DNA but because we shared their home and grew in their love and warmth.

I'm so thrilled this has been such a positive experience for you.

Natalie Veronique B. said...

That's so true! Great observations.
I know that I always get mad when someone says: "Yeah, you're surely mother and daughter" or "you must be sisters", but one can't avoid the likeliness in the family :)

the good eggs said...

Just wanted to say that I am enjoying your blog so much :)