I was reading an interesting article in The Guardian about three little girls born into three different families but sharing a sperm donor. The article spoke about how these families have tried to let these ‘sisters’ meet often. But something that struck me (and them) is that the noses of the three girls are similar. It made me think about myself and wonder who I resemble?
Take a look at the set of pictures below – my Mom, me and my Dad -taken when the three of us were in our early twenties. Who do I resemble, according to you?
Who Do I Resemble?
Both my parents came from large, fairly well known families – at least, in a small town like ours most people knew someone in either or both of the families. When I first started working in a Bank, customers would come up to me and say, “Are you a Fernes?” (my Mum’s family) or “You must be a Campos!” (my Dad’s family). No one could make up their mind which side of the family I resembled.
Isn’t it funny how we look for resemblance to a family member in little babies? And since babies’ features keep changing as they grow, it makes funnier. We also seem to look out for resemblance in mannerisms and traits.
My Mum had a theory (one of her many theories!) that people took after their godparents even if they were not related by blood. At least one, quirk or character trait, she said. The funny thing is that I’m the only one in my immediate family who couldn’t stand eggs sunny side up. They had to fried on both sides with the yolk completely solid! Imagine how we laughed when we realized that my godfather (also my Dad’s brother) had his eggs exactly the same way as me!
I’d love to hear about who you think I resemble and also any stories you might have about your own resemblance to a family member.