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#1 of 14 Old 11-05-2010, 05:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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what habit(s) or behavior(s) does your toddler have that make you think "yup, s/he's mine!"

i have a horrible nervous picking habit. perhaps better identified as a picking compulsion. i can't help it! when i was little, i'd hide out in the downstairs bathroom so i could pick at the seam of the wallpaper, and blamed the cat when i got caught (not very smooth, but hey, i was a kid). dd seems to have inherited the picker gene. no price sticker is safe... no tape, hangnail, or tag... today she was trying to pick the sticker off the inside of the dryer door. it made me laugh. she is definitely mine
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Bossy.... She tells all the little kids at the playground how to play. And they do what she says.

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OMG, I could go on forever, my DD does a lot of stuff like me. But the most noticeable thing is how she sits on her butt with her knees bent back. I used to do this constantly when I was a child. She also makes this Ooh ooh noise that I do all the time, which I didn't even realize that I did until she started to do it.

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My kid speaks less than ten words (more like five) but he has the frustration noise I make down pat. And he uses it all the time (just like me )!
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She runs back to her bedroom to read alone (well, she flips thru her books and pretends to read). If we interrupt her alone time she gets upset (it only lasts about 15 mins). Both mom and dad are introverts and English majors! It must be genetic. She is only 15 months, it is so adorable.

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He pulls on his earlobe when he's thinking or tired, which I have done my entire life!
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She runs back to her bedroom to read alone (well, she flips thru her books and pretends to read). If we interrupt her alone time she gets upset (it only lasts about 15 mins). Both mom and dad are introverts and English majors! It must be genetic. She is only 15 months, it is so adorable.
I was also an English major, and 15 mo dd does this too! She'll disappear for a minute and I'll find her sitting in her chair or on the floor "reading." She loves books.
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Both my boys wrinkle their noses like I do. I didn't know I wrinkled my nose until my first son started doing it!

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-She has a real tough time sleeping (I've always dealt with insomnia).
-She scratches her head when she's nervous or thinking... me too.


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She runs back to her bedroom to read alone (well, she flips thru her books and pretends to read). If we interrupt her alone time she gets upset (it only lasts about 15 mins). Both mom and dad are introverts and English majors! It must be genetic. She is only 15 months, it is so adorable.
We have a variation on this one. She'll grab two novels off the shelf (my books) and take one for herself and give me the other one and tells me "mommy read" so we both have to sit down and have quiet time reading. She does that with kids books too, but I prefer to read my own books over reading Maisy to myself.
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Not so much that he's mine, but he sure is daddy's son! Husband is notoriously unobservant (my new haircut can go unnoticed for weeks.) I recently rearranged son's room, with the bed in a totally different orientation. 3 days later, my son ran into the room and stopped short, saying "Hey! The bed is in a different place!" Granted, he doesn't sleep in that bed, but he spends plenty of time cuddling on it, and had already by then climbed on and off the bed numerous times. Husband was so pleased!

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His book OBSESSION. I was an English major, despite my best efforts to get myself to study something that actually can get you a job.

He sleeps in late and goes to bed late, and reverts back to this schedule no matter what I do. Both DH and I are night owls by nature.

Also, we apparently sleep in the same odd positions, side by side.

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She runs back to her bedroom to read alone (well, she flips thru her books and pretends to read). If we interrupt her alone time she gets upset (it only lasts about 15 mins). Both mom and dad are introverts and English majors! It must be genetic. She is only 15 months, it is so adorable.
I love coming around to the backseat and seeing DS look up from the book he's been "reading" and grin! Now that he has a few words, he also "reads" aloud back there...I love it.

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He very carefully puts things away just right... Then scolds anyone who tries to move it.

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DD 's book obsession and also her coloring passion is both like DP and me.

She hates combing/brushing her hair like her mama. LOVES water like her mama, DP calls us mermaids
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