Tuesday, 15 May 2007

SPT: Like Grandmother, Like Mother, Like Daughter

It is so interesting to notice the ways I am like my mother, and thereby, her mother. We have the same hands. I remember sitting next to my grandmother in church and playing with the veins on the back of her hands, and then noticing the same blue pattern on the back of my mother's hands. Now my hands are the same, and my daughter likes to play with my hands.

It occurs to me that this might be a little creepy to some people, so please stop here if you might be easily creeped out.

I can't believe I'm sharing this!

Here's what my daughter does, and what I so clearly remember doing to my mom and grandma:
She pushes the vein across my hand, where it will stay if I keep my hand still.

And then she moves my fingers, which makes my vein slide back across my hand to where it started.


Elizabeth said...

I remember playing with my grandmothers hands and my mothers. I have my Mom's hand also.

Jenny said...

Interesting about the hands. I used to play with my grandma's elbow when I was a kid--she hated and loved it :)

RGLHM said...

I think that is neat! Ah, school bell going to ring!

Marie said...

I remember doing this with your hands in church before you ever left home. I always thought mine would do it too, but they never did.

lelly said...

i have totally done this to my grandmother and my mother!

i have yet to see those veins on the backs of my hands. (maybe after shedding a few more pounds?)

Michelle A. said...

It's actually very sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Not creepy. I totally remember playing with my mom's hands. Too bad mine are too chubby to be veiny!