Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Jasper's Three Questions

Daddy L over at the Jasper Chronicles started a parenting meme. Here are the questions and my answers:

1) What was your biggest surprise when you became a parent?

The extent to which Lumpyhead looked like me, and how strange it was to bear such a strong physical resemblance to someone. Because I'm adopted and grew up in the land of blue-eyed blondes, this was new to me, and is at the same time unnerving and self-affirming. Lumpyhead looks a lot more like his dad now, and Lula looks exactly like her brother, but there's no denying they both look a lot like me, too. It's a nice way to claim them as mine without saying a word.

2) Name some things you vowed you'd never do, but find yourself doing now.

Asking Bump "Was that you or him/her?" when someone farts, and then actually believing my husband when he claims he didn't do it.

Drinking in moderation.

Talking about my children constantly, even when I'm away from them.

3) What's the one thing you thought you would do, but actually don't.


Also, blame farts on my kids.

I'm tagging Aunt Bob, Sarah, and Em.


Daddy L said...

Sweet. Thanks. We do the fart thing too!

merseydotes said...

Petunia looks exactly like me with blonde hair, and it is incredibly unnerving sometimes. I catch myself making a certain face and I know what it looks like because Petunia makes the same face. The other day someone gave me a picture taken at a work convention and the smile I'm giving the camera is the exact one that Petunia gives us seven times out of ten. It is weird knowing that someone out there has your face. (Even if it shouldn't come as a great surprise, given that you grew and carried that person in your womb for ten months.)

Em said...

That pic of Lula you just posted really does look like you! And it's weird because now that Lumpyhead is older I can see how he looks like you and Bump. The blend of both parents always amazes me.

holli said...

No need to blame farts in this house - everyone but me seems to think it's appropriate to announce them to me. I just burp enough to get it all out. I'm big on burping.

Things I can't believe - I somehow ended up on a blog for the first time and I'm commenting about farting. Nice.