Sunday, November 29, 2009

Changing Children

When Lillian was born, people said she was the spitting image of Tyler. Then, she got older and people said she looked just like Tyler.

When we had Nora, I thought she looked a lot like me. Phew, because truth be told, I didn't really like ALL the people who told me How Much she looked like Tyler.

We went to church today with Tyler's parents, and everyone (why do people like to comment on this so much? I don't think it ever occurs to me to say to complete strangers what parent their children look like) said the exact opposite: that Lillian looked like me, and Nora looks exactly like Tyler. I was skeptical (and a little sad) about this until I was looking at pictures of Tyler as a baby and they look almost exactly the same. I looked and looked for a picture of Nora making this face so we could do a side-by-side comparison, and I found one, but Nora has different eyes (probably mine) in the picture, they didn't really look that much alike, thus negating my assertions.

3 comments:

Emily said...

Although I have been guilty of it in the past with people, I too do not like it when people make assertions about my babies looking like one of us. But that picture is amazing.

Natchel said...

Wow she really does look like Tyler there. I have always thought Lillian looked like you...

Myriah said...

I'm sorry none of your children look like you. I think you deserve to have a child that looks like you. Isn't that the whole point of reproducing? To pass on your good looks?

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