Fishy Water-Coloured Memories: When-I-Was-a-Little-Girl

Wednesday, November 28, 2007.

When-I-Was-a-Little-GirlAuthor: Rachna Gilmore (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Renne Benoit
Published: 2006 Second Story Press
ISBN: 1897187122

They say comparison is the source of all suffering. Yet, while we can usually resist comparing one child to another, most of us are guilty of the occasional contrast between our children and our former — possibly imagined — selves. This hilarious and delightfully ambiguous book allows us to chew on and chuckle at this perennial parental ploy.


Comment by Chrystelle Panatier

December 1, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

Thank you so much! I needed to hear this! How can I expect my own kids to fit this perfect mold of my former self which never existed? We do tend to idealize our generation and everything gets compared to this idealized and embellished time that never truly existed. We do not have to present ourselves as perfect beings to our own kids. They need to know that growing up is a bumpy path, and that we have been there too.

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