14 Amazing Ways Kids Turn Out Just Like Their Dads

14 Amazing Ways Kids Turn Out Just Like Their Dads

The adorable, surprising, and wonderful ways kids take after their dads.


By: Lorraine Allen

Moms are the ones who grow babies inside, birth them, nurse them, and take on so much of the child care duties, generally -- so it seems quite normal, and even expected, that kids take after them. But the ways that children turn out like their fathers are of course just as natural and special, if sometimes surprising. Here several moms share the 14 wonderful, surprising ways their kids turned out just like their dads.

1. “When my daughter was born, I could not wait to see what she looked like. When I first saw her face, I thought: ‘She looks just like her daddy!’ I love that.”

2. “My sons both run just like their father. They have his same long, lanky shape, and legs. It’s like watching carbon copies when they go on jogs together.”

3. “My daughter has her dad’s laugh, and it’s hysterical.”

4. “I love the way my child and her dad are both really focused, calm people. They both keep me sane, even in crazy stressful times. They’re just cool.

5. “My husband seems to have passed his love for rock and heavy metal to our two kids. I bought earplugs recently. I’m so glad they can bond over this, but I don’t like the sound of it!”

6. “My son and his dad are both amazing piano players. It must be hereditary!”

7. “I’m always amazed at the way my kid can just pick up any sport really quickly. She is just innately athletic, like her dad. Lucky her!”

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8. One mom shares that her child and husband have really similar, unique handwriting. “They are both lefties. But she must have copied him when she was learning to write.”

9. “My kid loves to make up stories, all the time -- I think because his dad’s a writer. They both are so creative.”

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10. “They have a lot in common, but the most surprising thing to me is that they both love spicy food. I can’t handle it, but my 8-year-old can.”

11. “I just love that they have the same beautiful eyes.”

12. “I think it’s so funny how my husband and my son are really chatty people, while I’m more quiet. They’re big conversationalists and both really social.”

13. One mom appreciates the determination her kid shares with her dad. “My husband lost a limb in the Army, and my daughter beat cancer. They are both so brave and real fighters. They never give up. They are my inspirations, always.”

14. “They can sing! I always joke they should start a band. My husband, son, and daughter all have great voices. And the same, bright smile too. I guess they have the same mouths, inside and out -- how weird is that?”

In what surprising ways are your kids just like their dads?



Lorraine Allen is a writer, and mom and personal chef to one spunky 5-year-old girl with severe food allergies. You can enjoy their delicious recipes and follow their amusing family cooking adventures at Feeding Lina.

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