Isn’t it funny how we try like hell to differentiate ourselves from our parents… We always say “I’ll never be like my mother” or “I will never turn into my father”… Yet, despite our best efforts, we do on some level, and sometimes several. And we horrifyingly find ourselves nagging about something trivial and insignificant (like our mother) or being a grumpy bastard (like our father) and the realization comes that perhaps there isn’t anything we can do about it. Perhaps the older we get, the MORE like them we will become. And what a fucking scary thought that is!
Is there really anything we can do to stop this process? If there is, somebody needs to tell me about it now before it’s too late! God love my parents, but I don’t want to be like either of them. I already inherited my dad’s rebellious, fuck-the-man, anti-establishement, shit-disturbing creatively juxtaposed personality traits and my mom’s obsessive, do-it-now, can’t sit still, feel like a loser unless you’re overachieving, severely skewed outlook… So i’m already sort of fucked with these oddly opposing traits! And seriously, enough is enough. I don’t want any more of their traits. I like the traits I have! I’m happy with my traits and quirks… and happy to pass my quirks on to my girls. But I don’t want my girls getting quirks and traits that I inherited from my parents and then further quirkified before passing on to them… Because then they’re just gonna be totally fucked!
Where was I going with this again?! Oh yeah… I don’t wanna turn into my parents!
Somebody help me!