Friday, February 19, 2016


There are a stack of National Geographics on a stool by the toilet in the downstairs bathroom. This one is at the top of the pile.

Every time I sit down to pee, I do a double take. It's totally my younger daughter, age eight. See?

Here, let's put them side by side.

If Icelandic girl smiled, she'd look just like this, I bet:

Have a great weekend, friends!

This same time, years previous: in my kitchen: 11:50 a.m., almond cake, in the eyes of the beholder, digging the ruffles, homemade Twix bars, creamed chicken with cheese biscuits, and pain and agony.    


  1. That is so cool!! Wish I had a doppelganger!! :)

  2. I totally thought that girl on the cover looked like one of your children before you made the connection. Amazing! :)

  3. Maybe you could get in touch with the magazine, then get in touch with the Icelandic girl and have an amazing penpal! :)

    1. Yes, except that girl is not so little anymore. She's from a 1987 issue of National Geographic.

  4. That is quite remarkable...and your daughters smile is pure gold!

  5. Your girl looks sweeter tempered than that child. 😉