Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Two peas in a pod

Of our four children, Olivia is the one who seems the most like me.
Here is why:
1. Olivia talks non-stop. I tell her that all the time. My dad used to tell me (in his loving way of course) that I never shut up.
2. Olivia is the pickiest eater I know. I was always the pickiest eater.
3. My dad and I clicked early on. I learned that with my dad, I could...well...influence his decisions more than the other people in our family. Olivia is the same way. Thad is getting wrapped tighter and tighter around her chubby four year old finger.
4. Olivia is funny. I have been told I have a good sense of humor.
5. Olivia loves music. I love music. She can take any song on the radio, and start singing the lyrics in no time.
6. She has a good memory for things. I have a good memory.
7. She is friendly to everyone she encounters. I have always been very outgoing.
8. She is such a little ragamuffin. My bet is that I was too.
9. Olivia tries to make the best excuses as to why she can't clean. I mastered that at a young age.
10. Olivia calls it as she sees it. I call it as I see it.
11. She is a tough cookie, but it doesn't take much to have her feelings hurt. Ditto for me.
12. The final reason??? My best friend Stephanie who spent more time with me than anyone else as a child met her last year. After five minutes Steph said, "She is a Bonnie junior. She has to be in the center of attention doesn't she?"
Enough said.


Ria said...

Oh.... I remember that picture! How cute... she was so tiny. She can say she was one of my first little models. :)

TBRKO said...

I know I was thinking the same thing! I owe you a lot for all the fabulous pictures you have taken for me...:)

Melissa said...

Love the pic and the post. Bonnie you crack me up!

Erin said...

You really nailed it on this post, Bonnie. My favorite comparisons are the talking (I can still hear dad say--very lovingly--Bonnie, you never_shut_up.) and the one about cleaning. You really did master this one early on, and you've perfected it as a wife and mother--picked a super cleaner hubby, don't you think? ;)