I am just shocked at how much my oldest imitates me. It's like having my own Mini Me. Usually I notice any poor parenting choices way more after I see her practicing on her little sister. And then sometimes I get to see her make some really good choices. I hope they really are her own and not just to placate me. It shouldn't be much of a surprise that she also internalizes the attitudes hubby and I use with each other. Other moms have known this stuff forever. Now that Hanover is 9, I see it happening more frequently and more obviously.