Friday, March 09, 2012
I'm just sitting at my desk at work, and I glanced over to see a current picture of me and the girls, and my little god-grandbaby. It made me smile to think of how she thinks she is my youngest daughter Erika. She thinks because she resembles my daughter when she was a baby, that she is her. It's funny because the picture has my 2 girls in it, and she knows the oldest one is Ashley, but fails to accept that the baby is not herself. How is rationalizes that Ashley is an adult (who was 3 in the picture), and the baby (Erika) is her, and she is 2 1/2 I'll never know. It's just so cute to me! Everytime she comes over, she goes to the wall and says "Ashley and Me".
I believe that is why she has such a fondness for Erika. I think she believes Erika is her, but just grown up. To have the limitless imagination of a child - to believe in the impossible. What would you do or say to yourself if you could as a youth, talk to your future self? I don't know, but it's definitely really interesting to think about. Most of all, who is to say that we can't? We live through others experiences all the time.
Just wanted to think of something that made me smile today. . .I hope you find something too.