I is for Images (Mirror Images) #A2ZChallenge

“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” – Aristotle

Recently, I have developed a new love. It is admiring myself in the mirror (as told by Miss A). First time I saw a mirror was when mommy was trying to burp me. She stopped by to admire herself in the mirror, I saw a very smart cute little baby on her shoulder. At first, I was dazed and also felt jealous to see that cute babe in my Mommy’s arms, but when I smiled, the image smiled back at me!

I think I like the image, but I don’t like it’s idea of sticking with Mommy. I’m trying my best to convey that Mommy is mine and only mine … Okay even Miss A’s.

One day mommy was feeding me. Again the image appeared from somewhere. I thought that it’s going to drink the milk at this time meant exclusively for me. Before the image could attack, I quickly started drinking milk.

When I am in my father’s arms, I love to see the images from there. The view from there is equivalent to that of the Eiffel Tower (as he is very tall). From that height, I love the baby in the mirror as it seems to be in a good mood as well. Miss A also loved the view from Papa’s arms. She tells me that he used to do the same with her.

When I giggle at the image it giggles back. I babble and it babbles back. However, I become very angry and cranky with the image when I am sleepy and tired. The funny thing is that even in this state it tries to copy me. It literally acts like me. This further annoys me and Mommy or Papa have to take serious steps to calm me down 😉

One day Miss A asked Mommy why I behave so weirdly in front of the mirror. I heard Mommy tell her that mirrors act as good toys for babies. They help to foster our vision, hand-eye coordination, motor skills, attention span, emotional skills and a sense of self. My God! such difficult words and wondered whether I really needed a mirror as a friend. Maybe in another 4-5 months I may become friendly with the image 🙂

As for now, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, am I not the cutest of them all?”

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Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

22 Comments

  1. April 10, 2020
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    So so adorable. I remember my little miss A also loved the mirror and it was the best way to distract her when she was in a bad mood. Lot of people told me its not good for the child to see a mirror but we continued as baby A’s mummy rightly said it helps to foster vision, hand-eye coordination, motor skills, attention span, emotional skills and a sense of self. Thank you baby A for telling me i was right. A biggg hug to you

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 10, 2020
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      Haha, thanks Arushi 🙂

  2. April 10, 2020
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    Aww so cute..and reminds me of time when my girls were little..I agree kids loved to see them in mirror and always had loads of fun while spending time in front of mirror.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 10, 2020
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      Yes it is always a pleasure to see kids play in front of the mirror

  3. April 10, 2020
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    That’s sp cute. I didn’t think babies were scared of their own reflections. I suppose because they still haven’t identified themselves as individuals separate from their mum. Loved the ramblings of your baby… She seems very wise.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 10, 2020
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      Thank you so much!!

  4. Noor Anand Chawla
    April 10, 2020
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    She is definitely the cutest of them all! Love that saying “mummy is all mine!”- hahhaha so true!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 10, 2020
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      Thanks, Noor!

  5. April 10, 2020
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    At a certain point, my son would stand in front of the mirror and smile and wave at himself. We would be so amused.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 10, 2020
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      Yes that stage does come and it is indeed very cute 🙂

  6. April 10, 2020
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    Ohh definitely the cutes! We may need to learn a thing or two about self-admiration from the little one!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 10, 2020
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      Haha Thanks!

  7. April 10, 2020
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    Haha so cute so adorable. I felt a connection with this. Reminded me of many things from my childhood. I loved this post.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 10, 2020
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      Thanks Swarnali!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 11, 2020
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      Thanks Sindhu!

  8. April 11, 2020
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    Oh yes, my baby loved seeing himself in the mirror as well.
    Agree about the health and developmental benefits of the mirror for a child! Loved reading this post 🙂

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 11, 2020
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      Thanks, Shilpa!

  9. Ruchi Verma
    April 11, 2020
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    Aww. this is such a sweet post she is so adorable…It brings such a big smile reading this post

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 11, 2020
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      Thanks Ruchi!

  10. April 19, 2020
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    She’s definitely the cutest. This is such a cute post! 🙂

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 19, 2020
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      Thanks Shweta

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