Thursday, January 12, 2012

Standing Tall

For the last several months, there's been an ongoing debate about who is taller -- me or Amanda (13).  We frequently assume this pose.

In late November or early December, she went to the doctor and she measured 5 feet 5 1/4 inches, so I knew she was getting really really close, but I was still taller.  However at a recent family gathering, Amanda was measuring up to her 14-year-old cousin (she was taller) and my grandmother who says she's 5' 8," but at 91 years old she's way shorter than me. In fact, the last time I saw her, she asked me if I was still growing!

And so Amanda and I stood back to back, and the overwhelming consensus was that she was taller. I couldn't believe it -- I demanded a picture. And the picture speaks for itself.

What strikes me about this picture is how exactly our hair color and texture matches. I have never ever put anything on my hair -- highlights, dye, etc., and I was beginning to feel a little drab and faded, but look -- I'm lustrous like a teenager!

People say we look just alike. I see a resemblance, and we are to the point where we are confused on the phone by her friends, my friends, and even my husband/her father!

I'm proud that she's like me in some ways, but it seems that week after week, month after month, I see her standing taller and prouder as her own person, and I like that even more.


Carrie said...

This post actually scared me for a second, thinking about such a time when I'll write up such a post.

(And btw, your hair still does look amazing! ;D

morninglight mama said...

Okay, I'm seriously jealous that you've never dyed your hair and you're not filled with gray. (I say as I prepare to do my hair again today-- I last dyed in August and the silver strands have multiplied since then...)

Pretty amazing to be out-heighted by your own child. I think my future holds this experience in the next couple years!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Definitely a momentous milestone - you do have exactly the same hair!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Aw...sweet. I can't believe how tall Amanda is, though!! Love how much you two resemble each other. :)