Friday, January 24, 2014

Me and Mini-Me

Photo credit: Stock Photo: Holding Hands
I'm thrilled to be contributing my first post at Next Level Mama today. J I hope you'll join me there.
My daughter and I are a lot alike, which I first learned when she was only 18 months old…thanks to my husband kindly pointing it out to me.
I don’t remember the situation, but I do remember standing in the kitchen “arguing” with my daughter, only to end with her marching off in a huff. As she left, my husband came in.
“She’s just like you, you know.”
“What do you mean?” I asked, not sure I wanted to hear the answer.
“She wants to have the last word. Just like you.”
I wanted to hang my head and sigh.
At that point I knew two things— it was going to be a long 18 years, and she was watching everything I did.

As a parent, when did you realize your child was watching everything you do? Join the conversation by leaving a comment here or at Next Level Mama. 

In Christ,


  1. My realization about this same sort of thing -- that the children are watching -- really spurred me on to right the book. That was a major impetus.

    Thanks for joining #TellHisStory, friend. Always appreciate your words.

  2. Although our daughter is only almost 11 months old, I already know she is watching us-- because that is how she learns! Learns to wave, learns to snuggle, learns to love like Jesus. Thanks for these awesome words, dear Laura-- and thanks for linking up with #EverydayJesus.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts!