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« Topic Start: May 01, 2011, 04:47:40 am »

I know I'm showing signs of being my mother. The way I talk to children, relaxing by pottering around the bedroom tidying up (though I don't play with makeup...yet), starting to like cooking, apolitical streak, tendency to drive people crazy by being neutral, etc.

Just a bit more XP and I'm sure I'll level up and complete the transformation.

How about you?
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« Reply #1: May 01, 2011, 05:11:17 am »


Gods, I hope not.  Wink

I see myself as a pretty good mix of all my direct ancestors and my own.
I know that I'm said to have a lot look-alike in the facial expression with my paternal aunt, also my looks turns more out on my father's side of the family.

OTOH there is not really anyone around to tell me: Just like your.... Wink
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« Reply #2: May 01, 2011, 05:52:19 am »

I know I'm showing signs of being my mother. The way I talk to children, relaxing by pottering around the bedroom tidying up (though I don't play with makeup...yet), starting to like cooking, apolitical streak, tendency to drive people crazy by being neutral, etc.

Just a bit more XP and I'm sure I'll level up and complete the transformation.

How about you?

Sort of.  I'm turning into my maternal grandfather.  He was basically led a hermit-like existence by only staying in the pigsty that was his bedroom.  Since he had to raise my mother, I can see why he wouldn't want to socialize.
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« Reply #3: May 01, 2011, 08:06:10 am »

How about you?

I've always been compared to my father.  As I get older even I can see it in a lot of my attitudes and habits.

My husband, on the other hand, is more like my mother than he is like any of the members of his own family.  No mother-in-law problems for him.

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« Reply #4: May 01, 2011, 08:49:55 am »

I know I'm showing signs of being my mother. The way I talk to children, relaxing by pottering around the bedroom tidying up (though I don't play with makeup...yet), starting to like cooking, apolitical streak, tendency to drive people crazy by being neutral, etc.

Just a bit more XP and I'm sure I'll level up and complete the transformation.

How about you?

One of my greatest fears is that i will turn into my parents.. if i take after anyone at all though, it would be my late paternal grandmother. We had similar interests and personalities, would often call up each other before family events to make sure we wouldn't bake the same thing.
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« Reply #5: May 01, 2011, 11:15:44 am »

How about you?

I've noticed I have an affinity for cleaning. If I don't..everything feels crazy. But that's probably my OCD. My mom's nuts and my biological dad is passed on. I didn't know him. But I've been told I'm exactly like my dad. It's weird. Even down to the red, high tops. Haha. Smiley I'm more than happy to be like my dad.
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« Reply #6: May 01, 2011, 11:54:45 am »

I know I'm showing signs of being my mother. The way I talk to children, relaxing by pottering around the bedroom tidying up (though I don't play with makeup...yet), starting to like cooking, apolitical streak, tendency to drive people crazy by being neutral, etc.

Just a bit more XP and I'm sure I'll level up and complete the transformation.

How about you?

I'm a LOT like my mother, but even more, I'm a very odd cross of both my grandmothers.  In weird things - like choice of perfume and stuff.

with kids I'm like my father.  I haven't come to the point of chasing them down for hugs ... yet ....... but .............
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« Reply #7: May 01, 2011, 12:55:27 pm »

How about you?

I am just like my father, and get told that a lot. While we have a few philosophical and political belief differences, everything else lines up pretty well. Neither of us are fond of social situations, but we can behave when needed though I'm more of a hermit than he is.

His family is well known for its slightly twisted sense of humor, and both of us inherited that in spades. I can't count the number of times we have gotten in trouble with my Mom and others for things that we thought were funny as all hell, but everyone else was mortified over.  Grin My Grandmother swore that Dad was born laughing, and both of us try not to take things too seriously.

I always thank people when they tell me "You are just like your father!", especially when they are insinuating that it isn't a good thing....  Wink

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« Reply #8: May 01, 2011, 07:32:09 pm »

I know I'm showing signs of being my mother. The way I talk to children, relaxing by pottering around the bedroom tidying up (though I don't play with makeup...yet), starting to like cooking, apolitical streak, tendency to drive people crazy by being neutral, etc.

Just a bit more XP and I'm sure I'll level up and complete the transformation.

How about you?

I am turning into my father at an alarming rate. The similarity was always there but now I am so bad that my nieces asked my sister why I always make bad dad jokes. I just hope I don't start growing a beard and going bald.
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« Reply #9: May 02, 2011, 08:14:07 pm »

I am turning into my father at an alarming rate. The similarity was always there but now I am so bad that my nieces asked my sister why I always make bad dad jokes. I just hope I don't start growing a beard and going bald.

There have been times when I have said something and immediately thought "Oh God, when did my mom get here?"  I do my best to keep that under check as much as possible.  You wouldn't really consider her a good role model in any sense of the word, but I think that it is inevitable that sometimes things come out no matter how hard you try. 
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« Reply #10: May 03, 2011, 02:08:14 pm »

How about you?

When I was younger I was mortified by any comparisons made between myself and my mother.  As I have grown older and mom now sits at the House of Donn I am more and more pleased to be "like" my mom.  I miss her terribly and am comforted by the small reminders of her that manifest in my behaviours.
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« Reply #11: May 04, 2011, 12:42:09 am »

I am turning into my father at an alarming rate. The similarity was always there but now I am so bad that my nieces asked my sister why I always make bad dad jokes. I just hope I don't start growing a beard and going bald.
Heh - and I'm trying hard to ensure that I don't turn into a Grumpy Old Man.  Don't get me wrong, my dad's mostly great and I'm proud to take after him - but he's grumpy.  So far, I seem to be successful only insofar as snarky != grumpy.  But I still have a few decades to work on it.

I'm rather tickled by how many of us are daughters who take after our fathers.

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« Reply #12: May 04, 2011, 01:54:16 am »

I'm rather tickled by how many of us are daughters who take after our fathers.

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I know that I do! My dad is very calm, he almost never loses his temper and he has a great sense of humour. I used to look like my mum, but as I'm getting older I'm looking more and morelike my dad, especially aound the eyes.
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« Reply #13: May 04, 2011, 08:46:47 am »

I know that I do! My dad is very calm, he almost never loses his temper and he has a great sense of humour. I used to look like my mum, but as I'm getting older I'm looking more and morelike my dad, especially aound the eyes.

oh gods, I TOTALLY look like my mother.

To the point that there was a picture of me IN GERMANY that I looked at and went "wait, when was mom there .. OH NO!"

Freaky, dude.  freaky
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« Reply #14: May 16, 2011, 10:13:47 am »

How about you?

Hrm.  Well, I think I've grown unlike my dad as I got older (listen to the 18-year-old talk about 'older'  Tongue )...but I kinda grew apart from my mum a bit, too.  I still have my dad's sense of humour more (although mine's still darker than his), I've picked up on a lot of Mum's mannerisms, and a few of Dad's.  I've inherited every scrap of Mum's practicality and more though, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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