10-17-2016 03:27 PM
I was thinking about the old saying "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" and how we can see so much of ourselves in our kids. Sometimes it's little mannerisms or phrases they've picked up from us - I can't even believe how often my mouth opens and my mother's voice comes out nowdays! But often it's bigger things, like personality traits that almost seem to be genetic.
So I'm curious to ask everyone here, how are your kids most like you?
10-18-2016 03:06 PM
My son got my determination, which is really a nice way of saying we're both stubborn!
10-18-2016 05:20 PM
I'm glad my son inherited my bleeding heart crusader tendency. He goes about it in a more reasoned, gentle way than I do so I'm happy about that as well.
10-18-2016 11:10 PM
10-19-2016 02:36 PM
Oh wow, how do you handle those conversations @readthemanual
I can relate, as I butted heads a lot with my mum growing up, although she was the perfectionist and I was more laid-back - especially when it came to cleaning!
10-20-2016 02:49 PM
"oh yeah, but life would be too hard, which is not necessary!" @ElleBelle, that is my answer!
I am a lucky one! That's why I am the most admired parent among her friends.
10-20-2016 03:34 PM
my husband & daughter could care less about getting to places on time, my son & i like to be prompt. makes for interesting convos trying to get out of the house!
10-24-2016 02:43 PM
Haha I bet @JenniferS! Are there any areas where your daughter takes after you and your son takes after your husband?
11-03-2016 04:05 PM
In my family, there's a pretty even mix of enjoying sport and taking on too many things. Not something I would change actually... The apple really doesn't fall far.
11-22-2016 09:41 PM
My youngest son is like me in that he is extremely stubborn. My oldest son shares my empathic gift, sensitive and shy.