How are you like your parents? How are you different?
This is a hard question for me to answer. It is safe to say that I know my mother better than I know my father. I didn't grow up with them. I lived with relatives from the time I was 3. It's only been recently that I've reconnected with my mother. And I think, even if I had been in contact with my dad over the last however many years, I would still not really "know" him. He's been an addict his entire adult life, and I believe that who he is probably differs when he is on drugs as opposed to when he is off, and I would really have know way of knowing which was which. I think I am probably more like my mother. She and I share the same sarcastic sense of humor, and also are pretty hard headed. I'm pretty sure my temper also comes from her side of the family. :)
I am different from my mom in a lot of ways as well. I was raised differently, for one. I don't know a lot of what her home life was like. She has several sisters and a brother (I think). I know that not all of them have the same dad, so I don't know how long her dad was with her mom. I know that she didn't finish school. My dad got into drugs young so I think he never went to college, but I *think* he at least finished high school. He's never had a steady job, never really had a place to call home. He moved around a lot, if I remember correctly from being a kid. I can remember thinking when I was younger that I didn't want to be like him. I wanted a family, my family would always come first, and I would do anything and everything to make sure that I only got married once. I am grateful that my mother and I have really reconnected over the last few years. And I'm super excited that she gets to come out in August and meet my husband and her grandchildren!
Um....tagging blogs I read. Well, I read my friend Kyra's a lot. When I grow up, I want to write like her.