5 Thing That I DO NOT Want My Children To Inherit

We focus so much on the things that we want to teach our children and pass down to them, that we don’t often think about the pieces of ourselves that we really don’t want them to inherit – well I know I don’t really think about anyway! – Until now! So here are my 5 Things I DO NOT Want My Children To Inherit.

#1 – My fear!

I’m always such a wuss and my imagination is a bit wild sometimes. I can’t even watch the news! Last time I did was the Paris bombings and I kept waking up in the night petrified that there are bombers in our house (I think they call that overactive imagination Syndrome?) I’m the same with scary films, I have visions all night and real bad nightmares! Haha! I really don’t want Amelia and Max being the same way and freaking out over something so silly.

#2 – My lack of willpower

My willpower seems pretty non existent. I have a tonne of exercise and eat healthy ideas but due to a fail in willpower these don’t usually last that long!

#3 – Being a pushover
I tend to let people say and do things that I probably shouldn’t, and I just ignore it to keep the peace. As you can imagine it doesn’t really make me feel that great so this is a big one that I really don’t want Amelia and Max to inherit. I want them to be outspoken and stand up for themselves, no matter what.

#4 – My cursing
When you’re raised on a farm in pretty much an all male environment you tend to pick up on their bad habits, such as swearing a lot, and not really for any reason – usually just as an extra word in a sentence! Around certain people I can’t help but swear non stop. It’s awful really but that’s just the kind of people they are and what I’m used to. However because of this I often find myself swearing at very inappropriate times, such as when out shopping or around children – although in these circumstances sometimes cursing really is just necessary!

#5 – My laziness

Following on from the no willpower, I’m also pretty lazy. I blame the fact that I’m usually just at home which means I sit on the sofa all day and we all know how awful that can be! In the mornings I can never wake up when my 5 alarms tell me to, and it usually takes Amelia and/or Max shouting at me to actually get my bum in gear!

What do you really not want your children to inherit from you? Do you have any bad habits or are you just a bit lazy like me? I’d love to know!

Thanks for reading!



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  1. I’m with you on 4 out of 5 things here. I would replace fear with my social anxiety/awkwardness/ I hate people thing (not all people and not all the time but a general sense of not wanting to be around people constantly) Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  2. I have a few thingsI wouldn’t want mine to inherit too. I agree with you on cursing but I have learnt to rein it in. I have also noticed I do it more around people I like and am comfortable with, so maybe if I swear it’s a good thing 😉 My eldest has been born with my fear of spiders. I had been so careful not to let her see my fear but she is bat crazy scared of them!

  3. I don’t want my kids to inherit my people pleaser nature because I want people to like me. (Though as I get older it’s gotten a lot better!!!)

  4. I check things constantly, like making sure the doors are locked and the oven is off before we leave the house. I really want to sort it out before my children start copying me. I’m really stubborn too, and unfortunately it seems like they have both inherited that from me! x #KCACOLS

  5. It’s definitely one to think about! Focus on the positives. I’m always worried that they’ll pick up on my rushing things and desire to have everything done perfectly, these are unachiveable standards that shouldn’t be passed on and I don’t want my Girlies under that much pressure. It’s so difficult! Great post though, lots of food for thought. #KCACOLS

  6. This is a good one! I hadn’t really thought about that either! Willpower definitely – especially when it comes to chocolate lol!!!! And not always having the confidence to speak my mind. Nice and thought provoking! #MarvMondays

  7. this is going to sound terrible, but I don’t want Cygnet to inherit my niceness. I am a pushover and I am overly nice and generous. People exploit this and I end up resenting them for not being nice and more thoughtful towards me. Does this sound terrible? I don’t want Cygnet to be mean, just a little less weak. Pen x #KCACOLS

  8. That’s a tough one. I already see so much of me in my boy. I would say my anxiety, but Biggest clearly already has it, though autism complicates things. I guess all I can do is show them the best me as often as I can, and help them learn to overcome the more challenging personality traits we share, when I can. #KCACOLS

  9. I identify with some of these! I’m pretty sweary, and was also brought up in a house where everyone swore! I don’t want my children to do it while they’re young, but I won’t mind too much if they do it when they’re adults…! I don’t want mine to inherit my shyness and awkwardness in new situations, and around new people. I want them to have so much confidence in times like that! I also have a similar fear to you-but unfortunately, they’re already starting to show intense fear at certain things…
    Thanks for linking to #bigpinklink!

  10. A great post!
    I have to say I’ve never really thought of what I don’t want the kids to inherit from me before. I’m not very confident and I don’t really stand up for myself, so I hope they don’t inherit that. That said, my son has already more self-confidence and stands up for what he believes is right, which is brilliant.


  11. I think I could agree with all of these but definitely the cursing and lack of will power! My other half has amazing will power so hopefully he’ll inherit his! #KCACOLS

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