This weekend, my dad came to visit, and while watching him with the boys, I realized something…
I am becoming my parents.
Now that I have two children of my own, I keep noticing myself using my mom’s and dad’s expressions and rituals, without even realizing it. Here are a few:
My dad (and now me):
My mom (and now me):
Side note: Also, did your parents play the same songs over and over? My mom would crank up Total Eclipse of the Heart in our car on the way to school, the bank, Target, everywhere. (It’s now my go-to karaoke song.) And my dad played Lay Down Sally on the living room record player 845,239,751 times while we were growing up.
My dad with the boys this weekend.
Do you find yourself using your parents’ old expressions? Do you parent in similar ways? I’d love to hear…
(Top photo of my parents.)