Mothers and fathers are quick and defiant to claim that they just know their kid is exactly like them. Whether it's that one look your kid gives or that one thing your kid says, we're all convinced that our kid takes after us, and not our partner.
And then something happens.
For me, I realized that my son was more like his father than me, when he started sleeping exactly like him: One hand over his head, the other over his chest, always kicking off blankets regardless of how cold it was. The two sleep in identical positions, and while it makes it obvious that my kid is more like his dad than his mom, it's also the most adorable thing I've ever seen.
Of course, there are other moments that have made my partner the winner of the "who is our kid more like?" discussion, but I will never forget that one moment in time, when I looked at my son and saw a miniature version of my partner. Which is why conceding the point and admitting defeat in this tiny aspect of parenthood isn't all that bad at all. I don't mind that my son is so much like my partner. After all, I kind of like the guy who helped me make our son. It warms my heart to see so much of him in the child we made together. And as you could easily guess, I'm not the only one who feels this way about their kid.
Here are 16 women, describing the moment they knew their kid was exactly like their partner, because not all kids are perfectly 50% of both parents.