Playground Chatter: Discovering Similarities and Differences Between You and Your Baby
As a parent, one of the most incredible things about watching your little one grow up right before your eyes is watching their personality develop. As babies grow and learn to walk and talk, distinct likes and dislikes, habits and preferences begin to emerge. It’s amazing to see one of our own traits show itself in our children, right from the beginning, and just as incredible to discover a characteristics that is distinctly their own. Getting to know your baby as his personality takes shape can be a wonderful, eye-opening experience, and it’s fun to wonder which things will change over time and which will remain into adulthood.
We recently asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to tell us how their babies are similar to themselves, and how they are different and received a variety of responses. We enjoyed their responses so much that we just had to share some of them with you.
Lenny said, “We’re both good shoppers and love food haha! We are actually very alike in temperament . . . quiet, always going and smiling, and have a love for animals! Something different? I like naps, he doesn’t nap all that much lol.”
Danielle shared, “We both love to make people laugh. He is independent but I would rather be close to people.”
Gabi confided, “So far, my 11 week old is more like my husband than he is me. He looks like him and makes similar faces. Plus they both seem to dislike our cat, lol.”
Lauraloo responded, “Alike: our dislike of shoes.. we prefer to be barefoot. Different: he sleeps soooooooo much better than I do!”
Megan said, “My 8 mo old fiddles with her fingers just like me. She is opposite my husband and I since she is quite the gabber.”
Libby said, “My son and I have the same exact birthmark in the same exact place on our bodies…he has a single palmer crease on the palms of his hands I don’t..”
Maureen shared, “We both have a full head of hair when we were born… He sleeps through the night and I had my nights and days switched…. ”
Raquel remarked, “Similar: we r both very curious…dissimilar: he is cautious I’m not”
Elektra observed, “We are both really nosey, always trying to figure out what people are doing. She is very outgoing just like her dad.”
Kayla shared, “My son twitches his hand in his sleep the same way I do. I’m kind’ve a picky eater, but he will eat anything ”
Brandon observed, “He is a mini me of his daddy. They sleep in the same way, have the same cow lick in the same place, will eat just about anything, and have the same temperament. As for mommy… nothing lol.”
How are you and your baby similar or different? Let us know in the comments!