Sunday, 26 June 2011

Your child may not look like you but...

...your child is a mini-you!

Out of the group of fathers waiting anxiously outside of the delivery room, the nurses went straight to Daddy to inform him of the birth of Changster. Yep, that's how much the two look alike. I was totally convinced by the theory that babies look like the father in the first few months in their lives so that the father cannot deny the relationship.

One birthday cake after another and I came to term that Jesus didn't hear my very persistent prayer. But wait! I think Jesus did listen and granted me my wish, not quite the same as the one I hoped for but technically flawless: I wish my daughter is more like me and she does, in terms of personality! (See, be careful of what you wish for!)

Where should I start? She can get really cheeky and knows how to guide you to the answer she wants. That's not very Daddy like. She does the exact opposite of what she's told to do and I had that comment under "room for improvement" in all my report cards. I like to eat but I am also very particular about the way of how my food is prepared and she's the exact same way, even at the young age of 7 month.

She was telling us a story that she made up the other night and there were lots of weird stuff like how to make the magic potion (squid brain, squid eye balls...etc) and that the sleepy head monster was out there to eat little kids and she should be allowed to watch TV in the living room. I was pretty much the same way by telling my dad that a tree in the middle of the school yard ate children from other class and I shouldn't be sent to school.

I admit, I'm the one who told her that I fart because I eat thunder whenever there's a rainstorm (and thunder is therefore nothing to be afraid of!). I don't know if it's me influencing her or it's genetics. All I can say is it may not be obvious but children are mini-me's of the parents.

It's just a matter of time when she starts forging my siganture for sick note. Perhaps I should start signing in Chinese!