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    • miniminter
    • By miniminter 11th Jul 17, 11:23 PM
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    In what ways are you like your parents?
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    • 11th Jul 17, 11:23 PM
    In what ways are you like your parents? 11th Jul 17 at 11:23 PM
    Like what do you have in common with them , what traits of theirs do you have?
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 13th Jul 17, 1:11 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 1:11 AM
    You are mother to your parents - That really is something a bit special...!
    • Momlovessavingmoney
    • By Momlovessavingmoney 14th Jul 17, 6:40 PM
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    Exactly!!
    • Hedgehog99
    • By Hedgehog99 14th Jul 17, 6:45 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:45 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:45 PM
    We all dislike the modern overuse of the word "like".
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Jul 17, 7:17 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 7:17 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 7:17 PM
    I'm told I make unilateral highhanded decisions, Just Like my father.

    We're both good with forms, computers & generally getting along with systems so we've both rather slipped into the default responsible adult role giving the other more room for manoeuvre.

    We both want our children to do the very best they can - and I'm quite willing to use text, email, bribery, blackmail & just getting on with the teaching staff to encourage them - something which I definitely learned from my parents (even if I was as bad at bringing messages home as the lads are.)

    We both drive large cars, on the original pretext of "have to move a cello". (We're both eyeing hybrid tech, riveted, as want to conserve the planet for the offspring.)

    We both swear in Russian. Saves no end of fuss with Scouts. I can call them insults that would shock Baden Powell rigid, reasonably confident there's noone in 10 miles who understands a word.) Dad learned it as a student, I learned it at school wanting to learn what he said. Then applied Google translate...

    Other than that, we're really quite different people. (Oh who am I kidding? He's my adored father, of course we're alike in a lot of ways, he raised me/had me raised that way...)
    • Mini Bear
    • By Mini Bear 21st Jul 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 21st Jul 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 21st Jul 17, 1:00 PM
    I am not material, exactly like my parents. I love cars but despite having the finances to afford something fancy I opt for cheap and practical as I would rather have the spare cash invested for the future.
    My Dad always said "save save save, you never know when you might need it".
    Best. Advice. Ever.

    Oh and I am a terrible gossip like my Ma
    • LadyMorticia
    • By LadyMorticia 21st Jul 17, 1:39 PM
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    I'm stubborn like my mother, but that just means that I have never given into peer pressure and have always been headstrong.

    I'm creative like my father. The only trait of his I have thank goodness.
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    • Aimee Corlett
    • By Aimee Corlett 24th Jul 17, 11:12 AM
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    • 24th Jul 17, 11:12 AM
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    • 24th Jul 17, 11:12 AM
    Unfortunately I'm starting to be more like my mum by giving lifestyle advice to people who didn't ask for it! I think I need to reign that one in...
    • newatc
    • By newatc 25th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
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    • 25th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
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    • 25th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
    My mother hated waste and I'm exactly the same; sometimes my children laugh about it othertimes they are not so amused like when I go around knocking lights off that are not needed (even in their homes).
    I follow her in not showing too much emotion, following routines and worrying about anything new.

    Not too much of my hard working and socialising father except for logical mind.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 25th Jul 17, 11:26 AM
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    We both drive large cars, on the original pretext of "have to move a cello".
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    I am unlike my mother, who was a reasonably good amateur cellist, but she took hers to school and college on her bicycle.

    That'll conserve the planet for you.
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    • Momlovessavingmoney
    • By Momlovessavingmoney 25th Jul 17, 11:30 PM
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    In my mood
    • mickeymouse303
    • By mickeymouse303 26th Jul 17, 9:47 AM
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    I'm stubborn and stingy like both of my parents

    Also I'm sometimes too nice for my own good like my mum!
    • Smb3088
    • By Smb3088 20th Aug 17, 4:38 PM
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    I'm my mum... It's a joke how similar we are. Our bodies are the same. I have her cough and sneeze. I am a splitting image in temperament and I hate it lol!!! She's a dragon. But I have my daddy's humour which is great... But I pretty much am my mum.
    • Trina90
    • By Trina90 20th Aug 17, 5:41 PM
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    I have expensive taste like my parents but, much the same as them again, I don't often buy things, I save up and have to really want something before I buy it - we don't spend money easily.

    I'm also quiet. They, too are reserved. I suppose I can be a little sensitive like my mum. If pushed I can also have a temper like my dad. He would never hurt anyone but does have a temper.
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    • Trina90
    • By Trina90 20th Aug 17, 5:45 PM
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    My husband is like both of his parents too. Stubborn, strong-willed and blunt like his mum (I like to think I've softened these traits in him a bit)
    He's always attached to his computer like his father - they both can be quite happy in their own company a lot too (whereas I'm a bit more needy)
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    • CorrieCooper
    • By CorrieCooper 31st Aug 17, 7:19 AM
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    I am very creative like my mother and notorious like my father.
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