This post was inspired by The Dinner, a novel by Herman Koch. Two brothers and their wives sit down for a tension filled dinner to discuss a tragedy that can change both families’ lives forever. Join From Left to Write on October 29 as we discuss The Dinner. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
One thing that seems so obvious about being a parent is the fact that your kids will more than likely be a lot like you, from the mannerisms to the habits–they are all picked up from you without any permission. Some are fantastic habits, others? Not so much.
In “The Dinner” the son of the main character was just like him, scarily so. As the story unfolded more and more similar mannerisms came to light. This got me thinking about my own kids and how they are similar to myself and my husband.
Although they are both so young, they share my love of commercial Jingles. I am pretty sure one of the first phrases I heard from my baby was “nationwide is on your side”. I have always loved commercials as a kid and it really doesn’t surprise me that these kids love them too!
So as a family we sing along with commercials because it is awesome.
I am pretty sure all kids love to dance but my kids dance for no reason – - in the bathtub, during dinner, everywhere! The older one usually spins in circles and does somersaults and the youngest one is usually flapping his arms and bouncing up and down. It is quite the sight!
Usually if I am practicing a routine for class, they will surround me and try to mimic my movements. Lately the older one has been telling my husband to “spin her around!” (it has to be his Latino genes! WEPA!)
The tough part though? Try getting spun by your 4 year old. That is no easy feat.
I am friendly. I love to say hi to folks, go to networking events, conferences etc. My oldest wasn’t very friendly until recently.
The baby is definitely the most friendliest of all.
On his walk to daycare every morning he has to say hi to every single person he sees. He is best friends with ALL of the crossing guards. Usually this slows the walk down tremendously. He is always waving and giving high fives along the way, he really is my baby!