Haiku Friday: Comparisons

I know it’s bad to
compare your children but I
can’t help it at times

Mira often wears
Cordy’s hand-me-downs and I
like the differences

This week’s outfit? A
dress Cordy wore years ago
Now it’s Mira sized:

(click for a larger pic)

I know it’s an obsession, and every special outfit that once belonged to Cordy is likely to be photographed on Mira, but I can’t help myself. I love seeing how my two daughters are so different, and yet so similar in many ways. Cordy looks more like me, Mira more like Aaron. Cordy was built solid at 21 months, with toddler tree trunk legs and large through her torso. (Amazon warrior princess, remember?) Mira is more slender while still having the toddler belly. She has far less hair than Cordy had at that age.

Yet the two of them squint their eyes the same, they have dimples in the same places. Mira’s hair is starting to show the same curls as Cordy’s. Both are taller than the average for their ages, and both are now Amazon warrior princesses.

Putting them side by side like this really amazes me, both to remember how Cordy once was, and to see how fast Mira is following her sister in growing up. It’s all too fast. I want them to stay little forever.

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  1. If I didn’t read, I’d think they’re the same! ;)

    They’re both cute!

  2. They both look darling in the dress, and I am doing the same thing with my girls. Enjoyed my haiku post again – thanks!

  3. I can’t help but take similar photographs of my boys too (wearing my favorite baby sealife hat, at a pretty fountain on campus . . . and so on). Their features are so different, that it’s fun to have a few things that are alike.

    C&M both look great in that dress!

  4. They both look wonderful in that dress. It’s so festive and just screams “summer”. And they are both cute!

    Tink *~*~*
    International Gateway at EPCOT

  5. Adorable. It’s amazing to see photos like that side by side.

  6. I always enjoyed recycling clothes and now the young aunts are passing their hand-me-downs to our granddaughters!
    Love the photos.

  7. they are so cute! my sons are three years apart and my younger wears the hand me downs–i compare how they fit differently too.

  8. They are both beautiful! I like seeing my son in hand me downs as well :)

  9. They’re both adorable ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  10. Oh, I love the dress! I also love that your two girls can wear the same clothes. While I also have two of the same gender, it seems boys wear out their clothes into oblivion such that hand-me-downs are rare!

    The special outfits were mainly off-season for my kids, so what the first wore didn’t make sense for the second to wear weather-wise, unfortunately — but both wore the same take-me-home outfit and christening gown.

  11. Marylin says:

    I can’t help myself with comparing my boys, however much I try not to!

    Both your lil girlies are gorgeous. :)

  12. And, both are absolutely gorgeous!

  13. I admit I do the same exact thing with my two oldest daughters and as the third grows, I’m sure I’ll do the same. My oldest is an amazon child (35lbs by 2) and my middle daughter is more average (28lbs at 2). I think comparing is fascinating!

  14. Amelia Sprout says:

    Yeah, if I ever breed again, I’ll likely do the same thing. If it is a girl. If not, there will still be some sharing, especially of the really little stuff. I can’t get over how much older Mira is looking all the time.

  15. Rachael says:

    I love the side by side pictures! So cute! If you keep taking them, it would make a totally adorable keepsake photo album!

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