Mimicking me, Katie puts her hands on her face when she laughs. I’ve never seen her do this before. It is a good reminder of how much we influence her, without even knowing. We have this idea of the type of parents we want to be and what we would teach Katie, what we will let her do and what not. And in the process we realize, we are very far from perfect ourselves. The thought that we are raising a little copy of us both is a bit scary. Luckily we are all work in progress and I can’t think of a better reason to better yourself.