Friday, August 24, 2007

That's My Girl

It's official. K has finally embraced her heritage.

This week, when faced with a frustrating situation or an outcome that was not as she had planned, my little curly girl has let out a champion sigh of resignation. She isn't talking back...just sighing with such force that her little shoulders drop 8-10 inches as she turns and walks away.

She comes from a long line of sigh-ers. My Grandmama and my Mama are champs at their sigh and eye roll combination. I confess I can sigh with the best of them, how else would she have learned this skill at such an early age?

The first time she did it, a couple of days ago, it caught me so off guard that I almost laughed. Instead, I gathered my sternish Mommy senses and said, "K, that is not very nice." Her reply? "I was jus' takin' a deep bweath 'cause I am fwustwated."

It continues to amaze me how raising children is often like holding a mirror up to our faces. I have now added "work on sighing" to my list of prayers for improvement.

On a lighter note, when my sweet girl reads this 20 years from now she can take heart. K, you started becoming "just like your mother" at a very early age.


girlymama said...

isn't it hilarious how early you see yourself in these kiddos?

a bit humbling too. like living with a walking, talking mirror ;-)

Peach said...

I haven't really enjoyed that mirror lately -- especially multiplied X 3 just like you.

I'm hearing more and more of myself in the words of my children, and I know I must hit my knees more often.

Thanks for the reminder.

Erickson 5 said...

Love this post. I cannot agree more with your "mirror" theory!

Melene@Sing For Joy said...

It is amazing how they can wake us up to what we do-and the things we'd like to do differently.
But also, how wonderful that she knew, even at this age, how to state what was happening. Very mature of her, I think.

Melene @ Sing For Joy

Paulette said...

She is too precious. I love seeing them grow, right before my eyes. They are changing so much and they are beautiful.
I went to this site to pray for this family, you need to check it out. They have triplet boys about your kiddos age and twin 1 year old girls and the daddy just was diagnosed with Hogkins cancer. I read about them on another blog and I know they must be so scared. You may have seen there blog, but here it is in case you haven't. She could use some encouragement.
At least go take a look at this precious family.

Goodlikeamedicine said...

Hi! First time over here, and i love your story and how God is blessing your family...

This post made me laugh - I'm starting to see those things, too, in my kids... it's made me rethink a lot of my useless (or disrespectful) phrases and change them!!! So hard, though! :)

God bless you!

Jacob and Andi said...

I'm already afraid of what I will find in myself through my kids. We just try so hard to be a good, Godly example, I'm sure it will be humbling to see where we have failed to make the cut.

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

I love her rationalization..."I was just taking a deep breath."

Wouldn't it be grand if we could just pass on the good things? :-)