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What traits have your DC inherited from you that gives you new respect for your own parents?

(10 Posts)
BellaBearisWideAwake Mon 01-Aug-11 17:32:23

DS1 3yo talks constantly. He repeats announcements individually to each person present until they acknowledge it.

TRAIN ANNOUNCER: the next station is Kew Gardens
DS: nana, the next station is Kew gardens
Nana: yes DS
DS: mummy the next station is Kew gardens
Me: mmmm
DS: MUMMY! the next station is Kew gardens!!!
Me: yes!
Me to my mum: god that's getting a bit annoying
Nana: yes you were exactly the same for years

So a huge apology to my parents for repeating myself over and over. It looks like I'm finally getting the punishment I deserved!

BellaBearisWideAwake Mon 01-Aug-11 18:39:58


Tonksforthememories Mon 01-Aug-11 18:44:32

DD1 (7) is an almost insufferable know it all and has a comment for everything.

Aparently she's just like me blush

BellaBearisWideAwake Mon 01-Aug-11 19:19:20

I think I may have that to look forward to!

rockinhippy Wed 03-Aug-11 15:29:58

been a mini fashionista hmm -

she started arguing about what she was wearing at 16 months & its gone on from there - I did quickly learn that best bet was to teach her what was weather & and occasion appropriate, but it STILL doesn't always stop the "Clothes Wars" hmm - she's now 8 & some of the outfits she will pull together can be verging on mini streetwalker scary - & then the tears & tantrums begin angry

apparently I was even worseblush - it did end up being my trade profession though, so will be interesting to see where she end up

rockinhippy Wed 03-Aug-11 15:32:32

blushblush - just re read that - I meant I worked FASHION - NOT streetwalking grin

BelleDameSansMerci Wed 03-Aug-11 15:34:00

All of them hmm

We are so similar it's actually quite alarming. My mother finds this hilarious. I do not.

BelleDameSansMerci Wed 03-Aug-11 15:34:22

rock grin

PuppyMonkey Wed 03-Aug-11 15:34:53

Being a fussy eater.

Bouviergirl Thu 04-Aug-11 21:08:34

Being a know-it-all and refusing to take advice, even when it's in my own best interests...

It is very humbling now to dread the thought of my own dc being like this and NOT listening to all the sage advice their mum has to pass on, from the experience she has gathered over the past 40 years or so...gulp.

I have even contemplated apologising to my parents now in retrospect. Will than undo the karma??!

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