Today’s challenge is kind of a fun one that I’d never really given much thought about recording before. One day I was thinking about how I’m more like my dad than my mom, and I wondered which of their parents that my parents were more like. I of course thought, “That would be a fun thing to record…I will make it a challenge!” So…
Who in your family are you most like?
It can be one of your parents, a grandparent, a sibling, a cousins, etc. Just pick someone who has similar traits, mannerisms and/or looks as you. Of course, you can choose more than one person.
This would be a fun challenge for kids to do, or do as a family activity. I know two of my boys are similar in personalities—more so than my twins, and that would be fun to record. You could also choose a person whom you want to record about and have him/her do the same for you, then put them together!
If you are adopted, you could do a fun twist on this by recording which traits, mannerisms or habits of your parents/family members you’ve picked up on, even though you don’t have the same genetics. If you know your birth parents, you could tie back into the things that are similar, even though you weren’t raised by them. Oh, the possibilities!
Here are some ideas to help get you started: (I wish I would’ve come up with this list before I did mine, because there are a few things I didn’t think about recording!)
Physical features—hair color, skin tone, same eyes/nose/chin/etc., long or short legs or torso, small or big feet, etc.
Mannerisms—cocking your head, making a certain face, something you do while listening, etc.
Traits—being able to do things like rolling your tongue, flexibility, athleticism, skills, smart, etc.
Other—personality, kind hearted, shy/outgoing, a natural leader, good listener, organized, volunteer, hobbies, interests, etc.
What I did:
I decided to just make a quick digital scrapbook page of some of the things my dad and I have in common. I wish I would’ve had a picture of the two of us together, but I can’t even remember the last time we had one taken. It’s on my to-do list now! I think I may do another version of this challenge too—my littlest sister and I look alike, but we are nothing alike in personalities. I want to record about how she is my “twin” as far as looks go though.
Supplies: Template—Jessica Sprague. Papers—Persnickety Prints. Border—LivE. Fonts—My Own Topher, CK Carolyn, CK Higgins Handprint.
Now go record what you have in common with someone you love!