Saturday, May 2, 2009

Family

I wonder what it is about family that is so interesting to me. I find it interesting how people in a family can share personality trates and even physical trates.
I chew my lower lip when I'm watching t.v., or concentrating, and apparently my dad's mom also did this. I stand like my aunt J. And Robbie said I sound like Kay when I write. She should see us together.
I have the humor of my cousin Queen, Kay acts and sounds and thinks like Queen as well as a little like my aunt I.
And all of this is so interesting because we were not really around these people that much growing up. (except aunt I.)
Is it nature or nurture?
My daughters have quite a lot of my nice little ways, and they are mine by choice, not birth. :)
So that is nurture.
My son is a carbon copy of his dad in looks....nature.
He likes sci-fi and fantasy...nurture (me)
I enjoy hearing about twins separated at birth and finding out that they share similar time lines and likes and such. I would study this if I had to study something.
What do you have in common with a family member?
Is it nature, or nurture?

4 comments:

Kay Day said...

I have a similar nose to my mother and others on her side.
You look like dad's side.
We both are smart alecks and that was nurture.

Your children look like you, and that is coincidence.

It is weird the way things show up that are similar to distant relatives. I wonder what we have in common with relatives we see so seldom that we don't even know we have similarities.

QOTW said...

We are all related through Adam and Eve. So we may have odd similarities with everyone.

Robin said...

I have some traits from my dad. People say I look like my dad minus the beard.

I also find myself doing things my dad does or did (some things he's decided not to do anymore like keep his house cold in the winter - he wants to be comfortable now - what???)

Momstheword said...

I always figured I would have hands like Mom's, but now I can see that I have hands like Daddy. Bummer!