What bad habit do you have that you hope you don't pass on to your child?

United States
February 7, 2008 10:14pm CST
For me it's swearing. My son has turned into a little parrot. He will repeat everything he hears and I have a habit of swearing. I have been trying so hard to keep my tongue in check because I will feel completely awful if he picks up any bad words from me. Sometimes I forget and one will slip out and thankfully he is too busy playing or watching tv to notice, but that doesn't make it ok. What bad habit do you have that you don't want to pass on to your little one?
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Humm, one of my worst would be procastination. Another one, which they already have the tendency for is pack ratting. They keep everything! We acutally got them to go through some of their belonings to give to Goodwill yesterday. Amazing.
• Australia
17 Feb 08
I have two really...Sorry! The first one is losing my temper and the second one is worrying. Both are damaging to your physical, as well as emtional health. They also can be damaging to any relationships that you may have throughout your lifetime. I really hope that my kids are more like the hubby. He's patient and rarely worries about things. If he does worry, he does so in a rational manor....
• United States
8 Feb 08
I hope my kids end up more organized then me. I think my life would be so much easier if I had more of a system for everything. I think everything needs a system and I have very few systems working. I manage to get by with it all but life could go much smoother.
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
8 Feb 08
For me, it would have to be my laziness. When I was a child and I had a task to do (like cleaning my room) it would take me forever and a day just to finish it. This is something that could have easily taken two hours at best. My daughter didn't inherit this trait, thank goodness. She's speedy when she does her chores. My son on the other hand is the mirror image of me. UGH...no wonder she gets paid the big bucks.