Me, Myself and My Mini Me
The first time we laid eyes on our daughter, I immediately noticed that her facial features were very similar to mine. She looked exactly like me, in fact. This didn’t escape the attention of anyone else, and since that day, people have commented that our two-year-old and I are mirror images of each other. I see a lot of my husband in her, but to the casual observer, it looks like I have my own, personal Mini-Me.
I am an identical twin, so you’d think I’d be used to remarks about how much my daughter and I look alike, but I find myself stumped on how to respond to the comments of well-meaning strangers. I used to reply with the honest truth: “She really does look like me. It creeps me out!”
This was usually met with a forced smile that said clearly I was the Worst Mother Ever. It is a little disconcerting to have a tiny version of yourself around, but perhaps “creepy” is too strong a word.