I get my curly, crazy hair from my dad. My sisters have his pear shaped physique and every heath problem he ever had. I got my thin body frame from my mom and like her, lucky in the health department. My fingers and nails are identical to my aunts.
Jason is a mirror of his (biological) father as is our son. Characteristics are hereditary no doubt. But what about our personalities, our mannerisms? I sometimes laugh like my mother (so I’ve been told by my wonderful husband!) Our son laughs just like his Uncle Josh. Jason sits just like his father and our son now sits the same way. I have my fathers love for spicy foods and Mustangs and now my son is obsessed with Mustangs…his dad not so happy about that one!!
Are all of these things from our parents? Even if they didn’t raise you? Or are you the way you are just because that is nature? You are who you are. My dad left when I was 3. There’s no way I would remember him loving spicy foods or Mustangs. I never got to know him even as I got older. Sure we would talk but it was never a “let’s get to know each other” conversation. And I know Jason can’t remember seeing his father sitting in such a position as he and Bailey do now. I think maybe the love of music was learned but not the mannerisms. Bailey has that same love for music.
I often hear as I also often say, “oh you must get that from so and so.” How much of that is really true? Are you who you are because that is your DNA? Or are you the way you are because of your environment? I happen to think it’s both. It’s a very interesting subject and the age old debate Nature vs. Nurture, I don’t think will ever die.
How are you like your parents or aunts and uncles? Do you have strong genes? Do you think it’s more of one theory than the other?