Originally Posted by Arctic Mama
So basically my kids DO look like me, but it's hard to see when I'm looking at them every day because my husband's features are stronger. And I NEVER think they look like one another, but I'll get a baby picture or toddler picture from one kid and think it belongs to a different child! Our brains definitely see things in pieces and impressions, instead of accurate to reality
This is exactly it. I don't think Adrian and Henry look alike - at all - besides the hair and both being tall. However, when I take out the baby, toddler, little kid photos, they look a LOT a like!
And yes, my older son has the strong features like his dad, but when you REALLY look for the details, there's probably even more of "me than him. Let me see if I can find a photo of DH and me and the two kids.
OK, here is the first day of school this year, a day before his 17th birthday. And my husband with WAY too short hair (it's black - getting peppered now):
And me when I was 175 pounds (to compare with like weight):
And the little guy (8 in the photo on the first day of school):
And then my older son at the same age (8):
When you really look, they don't look that much alike, but it's the hair, the height, etc that makes it seem they look SO MUCH alike.