I have a 5yo daughter
who is very much like me
(even from birth she exhibited the same mannerisms). Going through the ‘parroting stage’ where she mimics everything you say I had to edit myself constantly or cries of HOLY SHIT
would be repeated endlessly.
She has trouble with paying attention
when there is a TV on in the room. Just like me. She whines a LOT like her mother. She cares about people and is very maternal like myself. She LOVES computers like me. She enjoys spooky things like her me. To a degree she even looks like me
. (As scary as that is
). And then there is the stupid sense of humor.
More importantly, a child is a reflection on their parent’s inner person
. I’ve seen spoiled selfish children whose parents have not paid attention to them and the exact opposite. This may seem contradictory but the reflection is not on the manner that the parents use to raise the child but more on the parent’s inner self
. I see myself in my daughter’s eyes. Granted I was a victim of bad parenting
and I’ve made my own mother cry
but what I see is myself without the experiences and problems that I have today. She is a clean slate that has all of the good in me and none of the bad.