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“Mummy, I don’t like looking in the mirror.”

Husband, Sausage and I popped into town today for a bit of a browse. We were having a mooch round TK Maxx and they’d walked off ahead of me but as I caught up, I saw Sausage do something that I found really disconcerting. As she noticed herself in the mirror, I saw her frown deeply and then turn away with a look of disgust on her face.

I mentioned to Husband what I’d seen and we both proceeded to question her on why¬†she’d frowned like that, however she clammed up and started to get upset. My mind was racing with a combination of scathing indictments of modern society and the pressure placed on girls in terms of appearance, positive affirmations that I could give Sausage which both reassured her but stopped short of piling too much importance on aesthetic and blackout-inducing rage at the thought that someone may be responsible for damaging her confidence.

Husband was still trying to extract an explanation from her when she looked him straight in the eye and said:

“I don’t like my reflection Daddy, because it always copies me”.

5 thoughts on ““Mummy, I don’t like looking in the mirror.”

  1. Oh wow, that is such an intelligent answer! We adults are way too cynical, probably a life time of experience does that to us, but we really don’t give our children enough credit for their thoughts!

    CJ x

  2. It’s amazing what the pressure does to us. I always see problems where there will usually be just a simple explanation. She will soon get to the stage where all they want to do is watch themselves in the mirror and take photo after photo after photo.

  3. What a cutie pie, no such thing here, caught Hero in his bedroom in front of the mirror, saying his affirmations ‘I am tall, I am handsome, and I am smart’, don’t look at me he definitely gets that one from his father!

  4. Oh bless her heart! My youngest is the opposite and whne she gets hold of the hand mirror she’s there forever pulling faces.

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