Becoming Mother

Interesting things, both nature and nurture. Sometimes I see traits in my own children that I have to attribute to DNA, plain and simple. For example, when Schuyler gestures when he talks, I see my brother Geoffrey, and it's absolutely uncanny, because they haven't spent a lot of time together. Then there are things I do, and affinities I have, that I have to chalk up to nurture, and the way I was raised. I often hear people use the expression, "I'm becoming my mother," or "I sound just like my dad!" It struck me as funny and kind of wonderful when I had that realization today. I love you, Mom!

I'm making granola
while listening to chamber music
and it occurs to me
that I've become my mother
(which is a good thing)