So last week, Ms. Plum got stuck under the sink. I had been three steps away switching laundry over when I heard her moan. I look around the wall to find my girl having a moment. Lamenting her current situation. The drama just pouring from her pores as she cried out into the Universe for assistance. Softly but with great power. And this is the moment when it occured to me that I might actually be raising myself. As much as I believe that children are their own unique selves, it's getting harder and harder to deny that Ms. Plum is in fact a tiny and thunderous junior Mama Pants. And that makes me feel equal parts heart bursting love and pride and waves of terror.
So my Pearl this week is really a shout out and a high five to this awesome post by Kim about relating to your kids.
So here's the Pearl...
Children are not mirrors of you as a child. Except for when they most certainly are. Look in that mirror they are holding up to you and think about how you felt. Proceed with compassion for your baby and your little kid self. And help that poor baby out from under the sink.