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26 April 2010 @ 12:58 pm
Is this a difficult question?  
It's definitely a sensitive one, but is it difficult for everyone to answer, or just some of us?

What did your parent(s) like about you when you were growing up?
If they are still alive, what do/es your parent(s) like about you as an adult?

I'm hoping for a few lists that will help inspire my own.
Keep your fork there's pie!jennaxide on April 26th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I think my Dad liked my sense of humor, which is funny because he inspired me to be funny. I think he also liked that I have strong writing skills and am social because he was not those things.

He died some years ago, but I think he like those things still. And I think he admired my guts.

Best of luck on this project, lady. Sounds interesting!
King Ratgkr on April 26th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
My mom liked my church singing. She constantly brought it up in my 20s and 30s to complain about how I'd fallen away from the church. "But you used to like singing in church so much!"

I don't really remember my kid-hood well enough to say what they liked about me then. And I fall into the category of no living parents as an adult, so I can't ask them now.
sculptruth on April 27th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
My grandmother always said I'd go where angels feared to tread - she says she still likes this about me now. That and my thirst for knowledge and/or justice (cross-examination questions like why? why not?) She calls me her intrepid warrior. It fucking cracks me up, to think of myself as small but the same as now. I'm certain it's true ... xD
Laurendj_stitch on April 27th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
Oooh, that's a tough one. I think that my mother was proud of my brains and scholastic achievements, right up until she started feeling threatened/freaked out by them. That's my Aunt's theory, anyway, and it seems reasonable. My dad has always been of the "If you're happy, I'm happy" school of thought, but I think he admires/ed my intelligence and sense of adventure.
yvetteserpentmoon on April 27th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
Good questions!

All I know is that my mom liked watching movies with me when I was teen because I would laugh at things she would otherwise not think of as funny. I guess she likes my sense of humor.

I haven't the foggiest idea of what my dad liked about me. I do know that he did like me and even loved me! Although, he couldn't wait for me to move out of house. :) and then he wanted me to move back in because he missed the tax deduction. But I know he loved me! lol

autonomic_pilotautonomic_pilot on April 27th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Not difficult at all and, to me at least, not sensitive.

My parents liked that I was a quiet planner, thoughtful in my execution, and patient. I knew what I wanted, would make a plan on how to get it, then sit and watch for as long as was necessary to make it happen.

They still like(d) that when I got older. Mom told me she was pleased with me because she knew she didn't have to worry about me (though she does anyway in small terms) and that I'd figure out what I needed to do.

Dad liked to talk about the pilot thing. He was very Traditional when it comes to being a guy and for him to be able to talk about his son being a pilot was important to him. Not 5 days before he died he was telling a room full of nursing students about the time I took him flying and we had a landing gear emergency. He liked the way I handled it.

So I think my parents liked and like that I am calculating, can keep my cool, and am patient. They just like in general that I'm good at what I do and that I enjoy it.

Fairly easy list, but it covers some pretty important areas.