A question of parentage

July 5th, 2006

When you see your self acting more like your parents as you get older is it because you really are acting more like your parents or did you always act like your parents and you are just beginning to notice it more?

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  • 1. Fuzz Martin  |  July 5th, 2006 at 8:45 am

    I think that at certain points in our lives, the situations and experiences that we encounter mirror those that our parents had when they were our age. Our reactions to those situations mimic those of our parents because we learned from their reactions. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we acted they way they did when they were kids, teens, early twenties, etc.

    Does that make any sense?

  • 2. Wendy  |  July 5th, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    I remember the exact moment I turned into my mother. One of the kids was singing VERY loudly in the back seat of the car and I said, “Shhh. I have to concentrate on driving!” I nearly had to pull over because I realized at that very moment that my mother completely lied to me and that I had just lied to my own kid for the first time. Who needs to concentrate that hard on driving?

    Then I started wearing “comfortable shoes” and capri pants. It’s been downhill ever since.

  • 3. grumps  |  July 6th, 2006 at 5:20 am

    Don’t be going all metaphysical on us, Elliott. I need to worry about other things right now.

  • 4. Administrator  |  July 6th, 2006 at 6:36 am

    It wasn’t metaphysical. My parents were in town. :)

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