Author Liwen Y. Ho

Don’t Worry…Be Happy!

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am a girly girl.  I LOVE the color pink, laugh with my hand over my mouth, sigh and cry during chick flicks (even the predictable ones), try to steer clear of any activity that requires getting dirty, and cannot hit or throw a ball to save my life.  I am good at labor and delivery though, but unfortunately that doesn’t qualify as a sport yet. 😛

So being the girly girl that I am, I’ve always hoped for a daughter to share in my girly-ness and was so happy when we found out our second child was a girl (hubby knew from my voice over the phone what the ultrasound result was even before I told him).  Little did I know though that I would give birth to my alter ego. 

My alter ego is Bumblebee…just kidding!  C loves to try on masks and have me take her picture.

The word that perfectly describes C is feisty.  She is adventurous, spunky, mischevious and loves the color red.  She likes to hold my face with her little hands and smoosh my cheeks together and laugh with delight.  C has no problem holding her own against her older brother (E is actually the more timid one).  Although she does like dolls and stuffed animals, the last toy she wanted to buy was a tow truck.  And she loves to climb on things and isn’t afraid to play rough.  My theme song for her is “Don’t worry, be happy!”  🙂

Sometimes I wonder how she could be 50% of me (hubby likes to say his gene’s are more dominant, haha).  She definitely has my stubbornness and funny sleeping positions, but other than that, we are like night and day.  Which is why C really helps me to see life in a different light.  She is helping this square person to relax, take time to laugh and have fun, which is no small feat for a 2 year old!   I am just so thankful for my little alter ego.  🙂

For a quick pick-me-up song, listen to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin.

Are any of your kids your alter ego?

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