Four Daughters

Here they are, four daughters in a row. Can you pick out the twins? I can.  When the twins were babies I could be blindfolded and tell them apart just by their smell. I was very animalistic then about my babies. I still am. Better be careful. I bite.

No, I have not forgotten our wonderful loving son. He comes into view when we brought the twins into the house and he said, “Mom you had a girl and a boy and then you messed it all up.” Now, he cherishes all of the girls and they, him.  But later we will talk son, talk, but for now it is daughter talk.

What is a daughter? Goodness, a daughter is so many things it would fill pages and pages, but let me see if I can condense it for you.  A daughter is a challenging and trying human being that you love no matter what. Sometimes you think you have created a monster and other times an angel.   Daughters do not take all that you have to give, they tend to leave a little more for next time. They give you only so much of what you need from them and keep you waiting to hear more. You want to know how their day went and how they are feeling.  They say the word “fine” and you leave it at that creating a lull in the conversation. Sometimes on the other hand you get way more than you wanted in all ways. Not all daughters are the same; even if they share exact DNA, trust me.

You have heard many quotations about daughters no doubt. For example to quote a few, “A daughter is a gift of love.” “A son is a son until he takes a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.”

Here is one that is priceless: “Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a Gorilla.” Jim Bishop.  Then, there are ones like:

“ A mother’s treasure is her daughter.”  “ To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. “  Oh this is all hogwash; ok not all, but mostly.  Sorry, but I’ll bet each one of you can come up with a saying, a personal quote, closer to home and truer than the words I have quoted above.  So I am waiting. Post your personal quote. Here is mine

“If you have a choice of a son or a daughter, order both.” Or, like my mother told me; “ I wish you a daughter just like yourself.”

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. A daughter
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 21:02:00

    Thank you, but I am waiting to hear about the son you promised to discuss.

    Reply

  2. karen
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:29:11

    Very nice MOM! Love you

    Reply

  3. Mia
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 19:01:56

    I love this piece about daughters.
    It reminds me of a philosophy of someone
    I read long ago.

    Reply

  4. marci
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 07:10:27

    Great kids… Did they ever grow up? Love you mommy!!

    Reply

  5. Keith
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 10:44:35

    I look at this photo and one thing comes to mind…

    HAIR!!!!!! 😉

    Reply

  6. Judy
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 09:35:41

    WOW you make pretty don’t you.

    Reply

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