Monday, October 12, 2009

family genes

Taking a page from K:Law’s book – I decided to choose a topic to write on today since I was lacking inspiration. I was looking through topics on various websites and came across a post about what characteristics you get from whom. Thought it was interesting so away we go!

I’ll start with my dad because let’s face it – I’m daddy’s little girl and I’ve always looked up to him. I’m proud to say I get my empathy first and foremost from my father. People literally call him “Carl the Good” or “Carl the Great” because he’s the kindest, sweetest man. I am not that – but I am empathetic and while I think both my parents possess that quality I feel I am much like my dad in this way. I take on others problems like they’re my own and often worry (more on this later) about how they’re doing, coping, etc. To the point that I obsess about the situation actually. To my mother’s chagrin, I also have my father’s sense of humor. The stupider the movie – the more we like it. Think Old School, Dumb & Dumber, National Lampoon’s, etc.

Next up, my dear mom. I’m just going to put it out there – I AM MY MOTHER. I fought against it for years, as most teenage girls do, and finally realized it was a battle I wasn’t going to win. 95% of my traits are her. She is me. And that’s a good thing people. She puts everyone before herself (something I’m trying to get better at), is a hard worker (check!), and has the metabolism of a 13 year old (thank you thank you!) With all her great qualities, I did get one quality that is a constant struggle – her and I can both worry WAY too much… to the point where it’s unhealthy… and sometimes can be what I call “stormy clouds.” It’s a daily struggle to be “glass half full” quite honestly.


My brothers are a package deal for this exercise. While they are really quite different, the core of who they are is the same. Extremely intelligent, hard working individuals. I strive to be more like both of them. It was a pain to be their little sister growing up, always having to follow in their shadows, but boy – they left some fantastic footsteps for me to follow in.


Who are you most like in your family??



7 comments:

Heather said...

My mom and I are twins. We act alike and look alike!!

KLaw said...

Aww! This is a great post! Like you, I am just like my Mom. I fight it every day, but find myself more and more like her the harder I try not to be. Its ingrained I suppose.

~KS said...

Love the old pics... and I love that Carl is wearing a Lacoste polo and the Garfield bedspread is awesome- love it. Granted I have no one's genes, but in the nature vs. nurture debate, I am proof that people's characteristics can certainly rub off on you. I got work ethic and aggressive, competiveness from Nance... and thank the good lord, I got Thos's heart and sense of humor. I felt so bad that I was sick over his 60th birthday, and didn't have time to get what I really wanted for him... and the only thing I had bought ahead of time was a book of farts (oh yes, from UO. It categorizes farts into 10 categories and then includes a sound clip for each one along with a history of that type of fart)... and god bless him, he loves the thing to pieces. I was home last week for my interview and after dinner, he just went off to his office and we started to hear farting noises and then him laughing at himself and the book. He is my hero.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

love the pictures! I am definitly more like my dad.....with my mother's taste. My dad is fiery as hell, sometimes i wish i could chill out and be abit more like momma.

Collins said...

Morgan - I LOVE this post. Fantastic. I definitely have both parents in me.

Tracy-Girl said...

these pictures are adorable. I am a strange mix of my mom and dad! :)

Nicole said...

Awesome post! I'd say I'm mostly like my mom, but she's also the parent I was around the most. We both worry about the same things and have the same sense of humor. I have my dad's temper and inability to stick with a hobby.