Speaking of parents, who do you take after the most? Mom? Dad? Neither?
This highly scientific quiz says I’m more like my dad, which doesn’t surprise me. We liked a lot of the same things (listening to music on actual CDs!), and I’ve lost count of the number of times my mom has remarked that I am “so my father’s daughter.” I used to hate that — I saw it as just one more reminder of my father’s absence, and it stung. But now, I’m seeing it as more of an honor. It’s a way of keeping my father with me. I see him every time I look in the mirror or when I find myself saying something exactly like he would. It’s uncanny sometimes.
A few other things my father’s passed down to me…
*Attacking a project obsessively until it’s completely done.
*Stubbornness can be a good thing — in small, small doses.
*Spending time with family is of the utmost importance.
*Having a kind heart and a kind word is golden.
*Getting worked up about the little things in life isn’t worth it — don’t fret so much!
*Love of shrimp and browsing record stores.
And, a few things my mother passed down to me…
*Talking nonstop is a must in life!
*Being semi-bossy is a good thing.
*A curious and intelligent mind will ALWAYS get you far in life.
*Any problem can be solved if you think and work hard enough to find a solution.
*Laughter is most definitely the best medicine.
*But chocolate is even better medicine.
Your turn, friends: Are you more like your mom or dad? Or is it a pretty even mix of the two? Take the quiz and leave your thoughts in the comments. Let’s chat! xoxo