Monday, February 27, 2012

family update: the chief


chup always tells me our chief is just a miniature of himself.
"all he needs is food and affection," chup says.

when it comes to food, the chief is indeed just like his father.
so very picky.
so
very
picky.
and rarely will he eat "speciables"
(which i believe are vegetables)
except last week i discovered the boy will eat
broccoli when slightly boiled for three minutes.



as for the affection, i let the boy kiss me willingly.
last week he suffocated me with a rousing kiss on the mouth.
when it was over he pulled back my face,
and with flashing brown eyes exclaimed,
"MAGIC, HUH?"



just like his father indeed
which means,
we're in trouble.



question: do you see yourself in your offspring/posterity/younger family relations?

28 comments:

SuiGeNeRiS Speaks said...

I see myself in my son...the bonus is I know how he feels a lot of the time it certain situations. Sometimes I may push him a little hard with his weaknesses though, because I want him to be better than me....and also its hard to see your weakness reflected in someone else - kind of infuriating!

Butternutsage said...

he is, has always been and always will BE MAGIC! I have loved the chief since his intro on your blog many moons ago...Thanks for sharing this most sweet story with us. ~Donna from Massachusetts!

M said...

Frequently.

It makes it harder to parent them the way THEY need to be parented, rather than the way I wish that I had been parented as a kid.

Colleen said...

Every time we sit down at a meal, I gaze across the table as pictures of my childhood come alive in my daughter,who is an exact replica of me at age two.

Allysha said...

My son seems to be me, but in boy form, which does change things up a bit. But I love that I get him. My girls? Woowhee! They are so dang intense and it comes from their father and I am left almost every single day wondering 'what?????'

Hayelle said...

Yes! My son is my carbon copy. When he was born and I held him and he looked at me, I swear I felt like I had known him for a million years or more. On the upside, I totally "get" that kid. Even now when he is 9 and speaks the language of Lego and Laser Tag with his buddies. He is me and I am him and that won't change, no matter where his life takes him.

Now my daughter? Aacck. I love her with intensity I didn't know I had. She's 6 though and already vastly hipper than I could ever hope to be. She's already everything I ever wanted to be. So how can you not be enamoured with that?

2busy said...

I have three kids. My daughter is just like me. One son is a perfect mix and the other son is all my husband. It is interesting how that works out...

Aiketa said...

I've been told all my life that I'm the carbon copy of my grandma (father's side of the family): But she died when I was five, so I have few memories of her.

Recently, I found an old picture of her when she was young, and realized that all the people were true. I do look like her.
Here a link to a blog post with the picture:

http://1anyen365fotos.blogspot.com/2012/01/dia-116-any-2.html

Also, I've always been told that I really look like one of my older cousins. And I agree with them, we really look alike a lot. I am looking forward for a mini me in the future!

Reenie said...

Have you tried roasted veggies for him? Ooooh so good. A lil olive oil, salt & pepper ~ put in oven at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes. Brussels sprouts are my fav roasted :)

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Seth and Natalie said...

My oldest 2 babies are little minis of my husband, and I love love love it. They came out so opposite of me, chubby, dark, darling. Then my last one is skinny and blonde and when I look in his eyes they are just a reflection of mine. I love that too.

karen gerstenberger said...

Yes, I do - I see a strong resemblance to my side of the family in David (when he was little, Gregg said, "He is a clone of you"), and Katie was the image of Gregg when she was a baby. The resemblance was so strong that I took a photo of Gregg as a baby to our pediatrician, and she thought it was a photo of Katie! When you can fool your own doctor, I'd say it's a strong likeness.

P.S. I pubished my book. Do you think Kentucky would like to know about it? It's on amazon now.

michael. mindy. dane. said...

he is to die for. seriously the cutest thing ever. i DIED when i read that, "magic, huh?" bah!

and i am always surprised when my little guy does something i know i do. i can't believe how much he picks up on.

Erin said...

My son was born a replica of me. Other than the strawberry blonde fuzz that resembled my sister. His chocolate fondue eyes are delicious and I am so proud that they came from me, but are a better color. When he was a little toddler he resembled my little brother so much, we called him the wrong name. Now as he turns into a boy, he's morphing into my husband, which makes me a little sad.
But his mind! Oh, his imagination is all me. His logic and and his ability to rationalize and defy rationalization... all me too. But his kindness, his love for other children, and his easy laughter... those are all his Daddy.
It's hard to picture another baby in our world when this first one is just so amazing!

Catherine Dabels said...

I don't see much of myself in my offspring but man oh man, do I ever see the man in all my offspring. Which might be why they irritate me so much on occasion.

Jennifer said...

Very sweet story. Thank you for sharing. There are bits and pieces of me that shine through my kids, both looks and personality. My sons are mirror images of their father. Makes me want to give them a few extra squeezes sometimes, especially when my older son starts talking about Physics. With 8 kids there is a bit of a mix, but there are times when I can see me in all of them, and it makes me smile.

Chrissy Jo said...

I have a daughter that is me all the way through... only she is a little more fearless than I was as a kid. She's definitely got all my spunk and sass though, and it cracks my parents up.

Melinda said...

My oldest is very much like me NOW, not the me I was as a child. She's 9 and as another commenter said, sometimes its very hard to see your weaknesses reflected in someone else. I cringe sometimes, hoping I can help her with the things I struggle with.

#3 is exactly like my husband, not only in looks but boy are they alike, some of those things I wish weren't so prominent either. Like not knowing when its time to quit! ;)

I think The Chief is so adorable, he and #3 are almost the same age, and Ever and my #4 are almost the same age also, I remember being overdue and reading your birth story of Ever, and knew when I finished it I would go into labor, and I did! :)

Jennifer Bowman said...

darling!

My daughter is the spitting image of my husband in female form but her personality is all me.

Holly Decker said...

Answer: i try to compare myself to my kids just enough to feel compassion and sympathy for them but barely enough so that i don't end up labeling them into becoming something other than themselves.

my mother always says things about me and my sisters being "JUST LIKE" our dad or just like her and it drives me CRAZY because i wish she could just see me for who i REALLY am which is my own separate person. (how is that for a troubled relationship?)

dmarie said...

my little girl...well, she's 10 now, so not that little i guess...is just like me. i see her daddy in her eyes, which i love. however, the personality is almost 100% mommy. everyone at school calls her my mini-me. :)

OnCallMom said...

Oh my goodness, yes. My daughter is so much like me. From the hair twirling as a baby to the effusive reactions, it always surprises me to see another human with so many of my characteristics and quirks. My mom used to get frustrated that I occasionally fell on the floor when asked to help with certain chores. A few months ago DNA had its revenge. I asked my daughter to pick up her toys. She fell on the floor in a dramatic heap, citing overwhelming fatigue. She's 4. Upon hearing this, my mom just laughed and laughed. :)

Keya said...

I do see myself in my boys. It's very interesting cause their so different and so young 3 year old and 18 months. I see my husband in them too.

Gerritt+Laura= Meagan and Madilynn said...

My mother tells me that my daughter is like her paycheck. LOL! My daughter asks embarrassing questions and has a very vivid imagination just like I did.

heidi said...

I have 3 children, 26 (girl) 22 (boy) 12 (girl). My oldest is married and has 3 little ones--5 (girl), 3 (boy), 1 1/2 (girl). The real issue is that my oldest daughter is raising a son that is just like her brother!!! Though he does look like his dad, his physical traits and his behavior are not. They are exactly like his uncle! I get weekely updates of my grandson doing things, and acting exactly like my son 19 years previous!
Love the chiefs passion for you! He sounds a lot like my grandson and his passion for his mommy!

heidi said...

Let me rephrase that...He has a few physical traits of his dad, but, most are not. They are almost exclusively his uncle!

CareGiving Daughter said...

I see myself in my youngest son. Not only are we so much alike, we look alike. Both my boys are the light of my life and I am so very proud of them and proud to me their mom.

--Mari

Atlantic Beachlife said...

When you have a family formed by adoption you don't see the kinds of resemblances you refer to.

I wonder how my children feel when we comment on other families, and their familial similarities? do *they* wonder, "What would it be like to resemble my mom, sister....?" Do they yearn for that? Do they feel left out of such conversations?

We even talk about it amongst ourselves, how such and such looks so much like her mom..Sorry to be a buzzkill here but...it's good to recall that family bonds are stronger than certain inherent similarities.