Today on the morning news I was listening to a section where the topic was Baby Boomers. Some of it was interesting. Other parts were on stuff we can not change since yesterday is gone.
I guess I fall into that category of the Boomers according to my birth year. I did listen closer when they started talking about our parents. Remember those earlier days when we were having our own babies? We swore that we were going to do things different from our parents. We laughed as we told friends about how our parents did things.
On the show and even in my own life I understood what the newscaster was talking about when he said we do turn into our parents. I can see many things that I do and certain ways I act and think that are so similar to my dad.
I always loved my dad and admired him as I was growing up. He was well-liked in our community. He had plenty to say and added laughter in almost every conversation. I didn’t like the way he didn’t show his feelings towards us kids and that is one thing I believe I did different with my own kids. I do tell my kids I love them.
In fact, if they were asked, they would probably say that maybe I say I love you, too often to them. I am not afraid to share with my kids whether it be good or bad news. I always knew my dad loved me, but a hug once in a while or those golden three words would have been nice also.
I even look like my dad too. When I discovered I had to walk the rest of my life without my dad after his death, I really hung onto the good things about him. So, for today, I smile when I think of him and I try to forget the things I didn’t care for that he did. After all, who of us are perfect, and which one of us were given an instruction booklet on how to raise our children.
After listening to the segment of Baby Boomers, I am proud to say today, that my dad was a pretty good guy and I am glad I act like him in so many ways, and that I look like him too.
What about you? Do you want to share how you feel about either or both of your parents now that you are grown? Proud, ashamed, wish for this or that? Please feel free to comment to me on this topic, Baby Boomers.