Because Noelle (age 6) is adopted, she has no physical traits passed on to her from me. Sure, we look a little alike, the way that a lot of people do. What resemblance there is has nothing to do with my genes though. However, there are other things that I have passed on to her, like my sarcasm.
This is not necessarily a trait that I am proud of. Taken in small doses, though, it is not too bad. I have seen this in Noelle a few times, but the dash of sarcasm she used recently may be a precusor of things to come.
When Kristy picked Noelle up from school on Friday, the 3 boys where in the Expedition with her. When she got in a buckled up, she heard Bradley (age 5) singing a song from The Backyardigans to the top of his lungs.
Noelle: Did you watch Backyardigans today Bradley?
Bradley: No (and he kept singing).
Noelle: So, it is Happy Singing Moron Day or something?
Kristy tried not to laugh, but to no avail. Lord help us as she gets closer to the teenage years.