I was looking at my mom earlier today. I was looking for her in my own face. I couldn’t find anything. Am I just blind to my what my own mother looks like? Or are there really no similarities to her and my face? Different eye color, different hair color, different skin-tone, different face-shape. Where is she? You tell me. What can you see?
Mom’s picture is when she was 18 years old. My picture is from this month. I’m 19.
Why can’t I see her?
Growing up, I was always asking my mom, “Mommy, whose eyes do I have? Yours or daddy’s?”
“You have daddy’s blue eyes.”
I don’t know what year my nose decided it would rather look like an adult-nose instead of a child’s pug-nose, but I do remember asking my mom, “Mom, whose nose do you think I have? Yours or dad’s?”
“You have dad’s nose.”
Every morning when I wake up, I go to the bathroom and I look in the mirror. I’m constantly reminded of the faint freckles scattered across my nose and cheeks.
“Mom, where do I get my freckles from? You don’t have them and neither does dad.”
“You get those from me.”
“You don’t have freckles, mom.”
“Yeah, but I did.”
“And they just went away one day?”
“Yeah, I guess I grew out of them when I was about 14 or 15.”
“Grew out of them?”
“Yeah, they just kinda went away…”
“I still have mine.”
“Yeah. Funny, huh?”