What does this object say to you about being a mum, nan or great-gran? Does it spark a memory, an image, a question or something else? Don't think too hard, just share your first impressions.

mirror jb

photo by Jo Bourne


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Seeing myself age and being surprised when I look in the mirror and see a grannie when I feel only 18, or lots of the time I feel only 3 years old!! And now I have a 3 yr old grandson.... once I smile at the thought of all the loveliness in my life , my smile appears and age disappears Penny
If someone knocked on the door, you'd look in the mirror to check on yourself. Betty
I like the fact that the mirror is small enough to just see my face, the rest of me's gone a bit to pot since having two kids. But my attitude to my reflection has changed a lot too - instead of being quite as worried about what it looks like, I now see my body as a vessel, something that's serving a useful purpose. We don't have many mirrors in our house, and none that you can see your whole self in. I have to look in car windows if I realise I've forgotten to brush my hair/teeth/eyebrows (!) yet again... Pippa
Reminds me of my nans perfumes & of my mum brushing my long hair as a child. naomi
Oh God, I've let myself go. I used to wear make up and have nice hair. Ach well, the tiny arms around my neck and the extra 20min in bed snuggling is SOOOO worth it :) craftymama087
Our kids are often reflections of the best and worst of ourselves. Andiepowpow
this reminds me of sneaking into my great-grandma's room and playing with the perfume bottles,the powder puff and lipstick..the distinctive smell of which I can still conjure up all these 40 years later..now I'm a grandmother myself.... june
Mirror Mirror on the wall Jean
Reminds me of fairy tales. Jay
No time for yourself to look in the mirror as a Mum – no time unless you make it. We were at home with our children. It’s a choice you make, you did work in a different way. NOW people have to work to pay for everything. What we couldn’t afford we didn’t have. Jean