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As you've gotten older, what things do you find yourself doing that your parents

  1. debbie roberts profile image82
    debbie robertsposted 6 years ago

    As you've gotten older, what things do you find yourself doing that your parents used to do?

    There are certain things that our parents used to do that would embarrass us and make us cringe and we swore blind that we would never do those things ourselves.
    I see my children cringe when I argue with idiots on the television and I remember thinking my Father was bonkers for doing the same thing when I was a child.

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    melafxposted 6 years ago

    nice question! I must say sometimes i'm acting like my father was. Sometimes when i argue with my wife, the way i speak is very similar. And wife says: "You sound like your father", loool

  3. samsons1 profile image77
    samsons1posted 6 years ago

    Very good question.  You know, as children we didn't like our parents always cautioning us to "be careful..." or at least I didn't for I always felt I was observant enough and in command of things very well myself.  And yet it seems I find myself cautioning my children and grandchildren in a very similar way as I was when a child...

  4. rambansal profile image60
    rambansalposted 6 years ago

    In his last few years, my father dissociated from the degrading human society, to which he was earlier closely associated through his political affiliations and activities. He engaged himself in studies of books of his choice. As at 63 now, I also feel disgusted with anti-social animals, called humans, all around me, and concentrating on my studies, research and writings.

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    prayeriepalposted 6 years ago

    well, i've found that i do what my Grandparents liked to do.... Sunday drives ... and yes, going only 60 mph!  Or less!  smile

  6. Eunice Stuhlhofer profile image59
    Eunice Stuhlhoferposted 6 years ago

    Parents are the caregivers, significant others besides the indisputable genetic affiliation. We are basically a product of genetics and environment,hence the great nature vs nurture psychology debate. If that's true, we inherit and even copy a lot from our parents--the good and the bad.

    Thanks for asking this question.

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    LillyGposted 6 years ago

    The one thing I remember saying I would never say to my kids that my mother said was "If your friends jumped off a cliff would you do it too?" and guess what! My kids are sick of hearing me say that to them LOL. Alot of my mother's terminology rubbed off on me, while my dad's sense of humor hit me. Its a win win situation now that I'm older and appreciate what they went through more.

  8. Handicapped Chef profile image80
    Handicapped Chefposted 6 years ago

    I fine my self cooking the sunday dinner for the whole family and the reason I became a chef is because my mother stayed in the kitchen.

  9. SignShine profile image60
    SignShineposted 6 years ago

    I just love this question it is so fun!!  For the most part I was a well behaved child, but as most children I would occasionally have my hyper moments.  During these times my mother would recite my whole name, first, middle, and last. As an adult I often have a good chuckle just thinking about it as I always said I would never do that when I had my own children.  Lo and behold I find myself following in my mothers footsteps when using all three names with my own children.  Thanks for the great question.

  10. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    Being more proactive about home and personal security makes me just like my dad.