Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Inherited Traits

What do you see in yourself that has come from your ancestors? If you have children, what have you handed down?

I can honestly say I am definately not like my mom. She likes to garden. I do not have a green thumb at all. I can't keep a plant alive for the life of me nor do I like to get my hands dirty from dirt. She also likes to clean. Cleaning is the last thing I'd like to do. I clean only when I absolutely have to. My mom is just a fanatic when it comes to cleaning. She also likes to talk to strangers and is very outgoing. I am such a loaner and don't like to talk to anyone especially strangers. I do not make friends easily where my mom can easily make tons of friends.

I think I inherited my ability to save money from my dad. He taught me how to use coupons at an early age. We used to go shopping together often when I was little. I am always looking for sales of some sort and clipping out coupons to save money. I have also inherited my calmness from my dad. My dad is a very calm quite person and never yells and hardly ever gets angry. I also inherited my blue eyes from my dad.

I am creative and love all types of crafts. The only person in my family who enjoys crafts or is creative would be my grandmother. She crochets and knits. I know how to crochet and also knit but that is not what I enjoy doing. I enjoy photography, scrapbooking, rubber stamping and card making.

Now to my children. My son Justin inherited my blue eyes. He definately is from my side of the family. More and more I see my dad in my son. My daughter Naomi is more and more like me. I see her picking up books and trying to read them. I think she will be very good in school when she is older. She did, however, inherit her daddy's brown eyes. My daughter Victoria is a lot like her daddy. She is very stubborn and has to have her way. She has his brown eyes and her color hair is just like his. When I look at her I definately see my husband.


Tink said...

What fun to look and see how our traits have evolved. Will have to get busy and get this one done myself.

glynis said...

I just find it so interesting to stand back objectively and look at ourselves and our parents and children...great post.