My husband and I have a running joke in our home... whenever one of the kids is being particularly spastic... we'll remark: "you know that's your side coming out in them"!
It's quite a funny/frightening thing really, watching these lil' individuals start mimicking and mirroring your own behaviour.
I find that whole debate of nature vs. nurture fascinating.
I always wonder how much of what kids are 'born with' gets displayed vs. what they learn.
Truth be told, it's pretty clear that my girl is just a mini-sized me right now:
I see her silly faces and realise I'm making them too.
While her personality, vocabulary and expressions are getting more hilarious each day.
Though she still knows how to work a massive-meltdown in 0-60 seconds (that's all her... Ben and I don't have meltdowns...much).
Her and I are delighted by a lot of the same things:
snuggling. sugar. exploring trails. painting. music/dancing. family. chocolate.
Other traits we share:
If it's hot out.. the first place we sweat is on our nose (yep, like a healthy puppy).
We both have smelly feet.
A shared impish nature.
A desire to 'know the plan' for the day (Azi always says: "Who are we going to visit today, mama?").
We also act shy/overwhelmed in new social settings.. but soon get comfortable and start bossing everyone around.
Seriously, this has got to be one of the craziest experiences in life.
Birthing a new humanoid into the world.. and day by day... watching them unfold as completely unique/wild/wonderful persons!
I mean, kids really inspire us to get our act together.
You want to model all the best traits you can muster for them to aspire to/beyond.
Love. Faith. Hospitality. Creativity. Sincerity. Character.
It's such a sacred stewardship to be entrusted with the care of these young souls.
There I go, getting overwhelmed again... with love for these kiddos in our nest.
I'm such a sucker for them.
Anyway, it's Small Style day ~ where I link up with other mamas and their cuties.
As usual Azriel's crazy-colourful outfit is all thrifted/second hand (Old Navy mainly).. plus that wee scarf I cut to size (Hurley).
Rainbow bright's mama,