Question of the day.

Hi people! πŸ™‚

Yesterday we talked about our personalities, and today my question is:

What physical traits do you share with your relatives/children?

My answer:

Both my parents are generally considered tall people. I have hypopituitarism and was born with growth hormone deficiency, so I had to have it injected daily as a child, if I was to grow on my own I’d be around 140 cm so definitely not much. As it is, after the growth hormone treatment I am 168 cm. I don’t consider myself tall and neither does my family, in fact I’m the smallest person in our family, even Zofijka is now taller than me. But a lot of other people for some reason do say that I am tall. Is it just autosuggestion because they know that my parents are tall and that my brother is almost 2 metres, or because I am skinny so perhaps I look taller than I am, no idea. But really lots of people say I’m tall.

I mostly look like my Dad and his family rather than my Mum and her family. My Dad’s family all look rather northern European and have blue eyes, and so do I, but my hair is a bit darker than my Dad, like he’s is light blond or something like that I believe, while my hair is kind of mousey these days though when I was younger it was more light like his. His skin is quite light, but mine is even lighter. I have his fingers as well. He used to have long and slim, shapely fingers, sadly that changed quite early on for him because as a teenager he got his hand into a machine that was grinding food for ducks and that resulted in a lot of destruction, he had 30 something stitches and it’s a bit of a miracle apparently that he can use this hand at all, let alone that he still is as manually skilled and dexterous as he is. So now some of his fingers are a bit crooked. Still, I really like his fingers anyway and I often say that they are very shapely, because I genuinely think so, just shapely in a different way than most people, but he always laughs at that and thinks I’m being sarcastic. Despite I have similar fingers like he did before the accident, I don’t have his manual skills, haha. All of us have also inherited his quite typically ectomorphic physique and quick metabolism, although I looked different as a small kid and was rather plump to begin with and only after some time I suddenly have become skinny, about the time I went to primary I guess, which I think was when I started taking the growth hormone so it makes perfect sense. I’ve also got scoliosis after him and loads of people in his family have it, some to a quite bad degree, his is rather bad too.

We all have very thick hair after our Mum’s family, which is fun on one hand because it just looks better than having thin hair but on the other it’s a lot of hassle when you’re doing something with your hair, haha. People have also told me that I have my Mum’s facial features and long eyelashes like her. We have very similar skin, not in terms of colour but rather things like that for example we both have rather dry skin, have never had bad acne or other such annoying stuff, but have a tendency for a lot of moles instead. We both have always low blood pressure and often low energy and I’ve got mild asthma and loads of mucus after her, ew yuck!

How about you? πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. We all have dark hair in my family, but mine is finer like me dad’s. My brother’s hair is thicker like my mom’s, and he started getting a lot of grey hair in his 30s, which is also like my mom. I just have a few grey hairs at 41, which is more like my dad.

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  2. I too have moles and long eyelashes!!

    I take after both parents in that I’m somewhat tall (5’8″), but I have to wear petite pants, because I have a tall torso and short legs. It’s weird. Also, like both parents, I have humongous ears. (I never stood a chance in that regard.) πŸ˜€ We all have natural brown hair. But both my parents have green eyes, and mine are blue. I have huge feet. Again, I had no chance at normal-sized ones. πŸ˜€

    What a fun question!

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  3. I have my dad’s fingers too. I’ve never seen anyone with fingers like mine or my dad’s. I don’t really like them to be honest, the ring finger kind of curves a bit towards the middle finger.

    As for my mum… my mental health, haha. I understand her a lot better since I went through counselling for my own anxiety issues.

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