"Oh, she definitely has gramma's nose."
"Well that's my dad's dimple in her chin."
"Who has such long fingers? Not my side."
And so on. I mean seriously, most newborns look like disgruntled old men.
This comparison never ends. For instance, I'm told constantly from people who know my dad that, "I look EXACTLY like him." On the flip side, I'm told constantly from people who know my mom that, "I look EXACTLY like her." Considering that my father is about 98% Italian with about 2% French and my mother is about 98% Irish with about 2% German, how I look EXACTLY like two people who look nothing alike is beyond me. And for the record, I don't even thing I look related to my parents.
Now that I have my own child, I'm, well she, is going through the same thing. My husband and I are both short, but other than that we share no look-a-like qualities. Yet, when she's with me, we look exactly alike and when she's with him they look exactly alike. I never thought she looked like either one of us until my uncle sent me this picture:
This is Rhys, me and my mom. It's almost uncanny how much we look alike.
What's really funny about the above picture is, other than Rhys I don't think my mom and I look like that. You will see below: