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Which Parent Will Your Child Take After?

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Since my children were born I always wondered which parent they would take after.

Andrew is clearly taking after daddy with his obsession for cars. My husband had the same obsession with cars when he was younger, though he took it a step further and used to read an atlas at the dinner table. In fact I still see him doing that, after a long drive home from vacation he will lay down on the floor with a road map to look over all the roads that we traveled on. My husbands love for cars and roads turned him into a highway designer.

Something tells me that Andrew will be following him closely with his love for cars. Andrew can spot out any car on the road and tell you exactly who’s car that looks like, no matter the year or color. He has a memory like none other, seeing someone’s car one time he will be able to point out that car even a week later in another parking lot.

Will he be a highway designer too? I just know this love for cars will follow him, but what will it bring?

This afternoon I caught Andrea playing in the kitchen with my hair coloring supplies, mixing a pretend bowl of color. She loves her hair bows just like mommy. My husband calls her “little Amanda”.

Is it bad that I really want her to be like me when she grows up?

I love the mystery of watching my children grow up. It makes life so interesting!

Does your child take after one parent more than the other?

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Amanda

Hi! I'm Amanda, a Kansas City Lifestyle Blogger, mom of two little people, social media addict, travel junkie with a slight obsession to baking and fitness.

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  • It's so hard to tell who our daughter takes after! She is so much like her father in that she loves fixing things, building, making music, she even eats her food the same way and has the same preferences as her daddy! But just when I think there's nothing of me in her, she will make an expression or problem-solve in just such a way, or use my sayings, and I see myself. I'm curious to see who our next precious girl - due in September - will be like!
  • My oldest definitely takes after me in most respects. I took up running later in life and even as an 8 year old I can see he has a gift. It's striking how close we look in some of the photographs we compare when we were the same age. I just wish he liked to eat like me, but then again I know I was picky growing up too.
  • I would love for my daughter to have taken after me but she is really a lot more like my sister than either my husband or I. Her mannerisms and her attitude are so similar it is like she is my sisters kid. This can be a good and bad thing. :)
  • I have two daughters and secretly I hope that one of them will be like me, if not both! It is so much fun to see parts of my personality come through.
    • I agree Kelly! My little girl is like a mini me, I love it :) It's so cool that we created these people that take after many aspects of our own personalities.
  • So far Kate seems to take after her Daddy. She's very spirited, always going, a total clown, and doesn't need much sleep. I was completely the opposite as a child. She loves to be active and adventurous and she's very into technology and surprisingly good at it. I can't help but wonder if she'll follow daddy's footsteps to be an athelete and work in IT. He's a mover and a shaker and she's the same way. The only thing she seems to get from me is her dirty looks. LOL
    • Christina I totally LOL at the last part! IT is an awesome career and one that will never go away. It's so fun to watch their interests and find ourselves saying, she is just like you.. or she is just like me.
  • I hope my kids are more like me but what i really want is for them to be themselves with integrity, confidence and a passion for knowledge
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