Monday, June 24, 2013
Like Me, Like Them
Last night we went our to my parent's home for our ususal Sunday night dinner. We had a great time. My mother and I walked with the girls to the river and enjoyed ourselves until we were assaulted by ants. There are ants everywhere this summer. What is up with that?
Later we had dinner. We laughed and threw spaghetti at each other. I taught my girls bad things and I am certain I will live to regret it, but it was fun.
We listened to Cordelia tell a ridiculous spooky story that seemed to never end. Seriously, we listened for some time and kept encouraging an ending----finally we just started talking over her as she talked about ghost presents.
Elise wanted to ride a toy car endlessly. She would sit on this tiny plastic car thing and wait impatiently for someone to push her about. Then she would bounce and giggle until the ride was over, then she'd start again.
Then my father popped in some home videos. We saw clips of cousins performing and swimming. We also saw some video footage from when I was just a bit older than Cordelia. Whoa, so many similarities in looks, expression, mannerisms. The word clone was bandied about.
I already see it in Elise too in the over the top expressions. I have a super-expressive face.
Then I thought about how often I am told that I share a lot of similarities with my mother and she with hers and so on back. We each bring our own unique take on things and mix in stuff from our fathers, but there is a common thread. So like me and so like them, what a tradition we ladies are carrying on.