Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mommy Bias

I look at my baby girl and I think that she's beautiful and smart and advanced for her age. She's perfect.

Then I remember that just about every mom on the planet thinks that about her child. I mean I've seen some ugly babies whose mother proclaims how adorable he/she is. And I have to wonder. Is she really all these things, or do I just love her so much that I don't see her imperfections?


It's probably some sort of evolutionary trait. A hormonal surge that makes you only see the beauty of your own child to ensure that you take care of them and all that. It's a good thing, don't get me wrong, but it does make me wonder how much of my view of Fynn is reality, and how much is mommy bias.

As much as I wonder though, I really don't care. My view of her is perfect, and until she learns to talk back to me, I will happily continue that view. 

7 comments:

  1. We think the world of our kids, in pretty much the same way our moms think we're perfect. Yes, it's an inherent trait. When our kids lose all self-esteem, we'll always be there to give them that needed boost.

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  2. Wonderful post! I love this! We as mamas think that our kiddies are the most wonderful people in the world! You are not alone :-)

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  3. Agree with you! I for one, think (know) my son is the most handsome boy in the world. :)

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  4. You're right every mom is impressed with her own child. I think it's indeed an evolutionary thing to ensure the survival of humankind!

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  5. I love that last line---my daughter is in her tween years--while in photos to me she's still the most beautiful girl in my life---in person I meet an ugly side at least once a day---- I just have to remind myself -that NOT REALLY HER!!! =)

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  6. It's not just you, she's a beautiful baby! :)

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  7. Haha! I have the exact same issue... if it could be called an issue : ) Your baby girl sure is adorable though!

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