smile evolution

September 1, 2010 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

I really couldn’t get my daughter to wear braids until I told her that her grandmother used to give me braids every single day before school when I was a girl. Once she saw the pictures of me in braids as proof, I haven’t had any trouble with getting her to agree anymore.  I often tease my daughter that she inherited the nagging gene from my Mother — and that it must have skipped a generation, since I don’t really have the nagging talent that those two do!



dad’s eyebrows, son’s tattoos

September 1, 2010 | Filed Under Uncategorized | 3 Comments 

What’s the one characteristic everyone thinks you and your dad share?
Logic.
What’s the one characteristic you know you inherited from him?
Hairy back.
What’s one characteristic you’ve actively avoided growing into?
His belly.
What’s one characteristic your dad has that you wish you had too?
Workaholism.
When do you find yourself acting like him?
When I give people unsolicited advice.



identity theft

September 1, 2010 | Filed Under Uncategorized | 5 Comments 

The first is a picture of my mom when she was 16.  I remember seeing it for the first time as a teenager and being wowed by how geek-chic my mom looked.



as big as saucers

September 1, 2010 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

Dad is an opera nut, so our children’s library has a small selection of books about opera (yes, children’s books about opera do exist).  One of their favorites is called “The Great Poochini,” about a dog who sings opera.  At the end when the Great Poochini sings his big solo (“Give Me Your Paw,” a variation of the song from Don Giovanni) Andy will bring in his laptop and actually play the song for Leo.  And Leo truly believes it’s the Great Poochini singing for him.



bent elbows

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What’s the one characteristic you know you inherited from your dad?
His thoughtfulness. I’m thankful for it.

What’s one characteristic you’ve actively avoided growing into?
His tendency to be a hermit.  I’m fighting it to this day.

What’s one characteristic your dad has that you wish you had too?
He’s so much handier than I am. He’s like a black MacGyver.

When do you find yourself acting like him?
I worry way too much about my own kids, as he does.

My father frets too much, I fret too much, and my now five-year-old son frets way more than a five-year-old should. I’m fretting just thinking about it.



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