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How will people know it’s me?!

I was going to post about Ellis’ new look and it was perfect to connect it to Nancy Merrill’s Photo A Week Challenge about something new, in anticipation for the new year. Thanks Nancy for hosting this challenge! 

Glasses are a new thing for Ellis. It’s not a forever thing; only a couple of years to strengthen her right eye. 

But a serious question has been worrying her.

When she wears them, how will people know it’s her?

So I asked her to think about mommy wearing glasses. When I put on my glasses, do I change into someone else? I’m still the same me. We had an existential talk that wearing glasses doesn’t change who you are or make you unrecognizable to people who already know her. Still, she’s wrestling with this big question.

She’s not too sure about this new look

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Writing and daydreaming have always been two of my favorite things to do. I've been an avid journal writer since junior high school. It was a way for me to survive the complex world of being a Korean-American female straddling two cultures. Journal writing continued through graduate school, but that luxury is now replaced with multitasking to raise and homeschool two young kids. As the self-proclaimed domestic C.E.O. of our home, personal reflection occurs mostly in my subconscious dreams, during solo grocery shopping runs, or when my husband Chris takes the kids to Costco for an afternoon trip.

17 thoughts on “How will people know it’s me?!

    1. I’ll let her know! She thinks she has to hold a book when she wears her glasses. What goes through these kids’ minds! She cleans her glasses way too often, and now she cleans mine too. Teaching responsibility!!
      Thank you for your sweet comment.

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    1. Thank you! I’ll tell her how people like this new look on her.
      She has been doing well these past few days and we’re slowly getting back into our groove.
      Happy new year to you too!! Take care. πŸ™‚

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    1. I enjoy these talks too! It surprises me how thoughtful and interesting their questions are. They are making sense of life and developing their minds.
      Thank you for the support about her glasses! I’ll let her know. I have to tell her when Elliot is not around…sibling rivalry.

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  1. Adorable…and very intriguing thoughts – isn’t it interesting that we as humans are so curious about our appearances at such a young age?

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    1. I like your word choice “intriguing.” It surprises me how they are so aware of appearances and how they may be perceived by others. Starts so young. I hope I convey a positive message to them…everyone is different and beautiful in their own way. It’s all perspective and self-acceptance. I know I know. Easier said than done. i struggle with this too. πŸ™‚ There’s so much beauty standards that are not realistic or attainable. yikes…

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment!! I will let her know. She’s not yet comfortable wearing her glasses, but she cleans them constantly. Her question was surprising, but she’s sticking to it no matter how much I explain otherwise.
      Agree..asking questions is good!!
      Happy new year and hope this year brings you many blessings and well being!!

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