The moment you realize you’re turning into your — gasp — father is enough to send anyone into a tailspin. Chances are, you’ve spent the majority of your life trying to prove you’re nothing like him. You’re far more laid back. Your ideas are progressive, and you have a better outlook on the world. But then you realize you’re starting to remind yourself more and more of your old man.
But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, he is the person who raised the perfect version of the person you are today, right? So, before you go swapping your sensible sedan for a midlife crisis corvette, keep in mind there are some qualities you may just be happy to inherit. Others, we can’t really guarantee. Either way, here are 10 signs you’re turning into your father.
1. You have dad jokes
Dad jokes: There are too many to count, but BuzzFeed has a pretty good list going. The moment you start dropping lines that are more fit for a first grade audience than your fellow, quick witted mates is the moment you should really be donning a smile on your face. After all, who doesn’t love dad jokes? Like this one, for instance: “Why do chicken coops only have two doors? Because if they had four, they would be chicken sedans!” Or this: “I had a dream I was a muffler last night. I woke up exhausted!” Yes, dad jokes are corny, but oh so good. So keep them coming.