Sometime, your perception of yourself isn’t a 100% in sync with your childrens’ takes…
Emilia and Filippa have a number of dolls/action figures from the Pippi Longstocking world (why the hell do I start thinking about The Big Lebowski and Log Jammin’ when I write that? 🙂 ).
Anyway, Filippa has decided to give them titles of their own. Here goes:
Our given names
So, apparently Filippa views mom as some extremely uptight middle-aged lady (if not older), who seems more boring than what anyone could ever fathom is possible. Personally, I thought it was hilarious first time she pointed to Prussiluskan (the character’s name) and sweetly said: “Mom”. 🙂
However, Fredrika doesn’t approve when I call Filippa’s spontaneous and completely authentic recognition uncanny…
Ok, as you can imagine, I didn’t enjoy this one as much. It seems Filippa’s take of me is that I’m acting like a loud fat police, where the outfit resembles some fascist just a little bit too much. Seriously, Filippa, come on!
Our own takes
Mom’s own perception
This is probably Fredrika’s own view of herself: a young, happy girl, still unspoiled by the world. While I wouldn’t mind seeing Fredrika in such a dress, I wouldn’t dare to state that it’s a realistic self-image.
Dad’s own perception
Ok, now it’s better. We all know (or rather deliriously believe) that I am the cop of our family, being the stern guy. But I’m not fat, dammit!!! I’M NOT FAT!