24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
So, let's be real. I don't always have the clearest of memories. But here's kind of how it went down:
Dad was the boss. You knew you were in trouble long before you ever saw his face because you could hear his footsteps echoing through the house on his way to lay down the law. (Everyone who's ever met my dad agrees he's intimidating, though he doesn't see it.)
Mom was who you went to when you wanted to get something.
Our parents - as I have mentioned - were pretty much awesome. We had a great childhood...or at least I remember it being that way. I've also mentioned that we were not the most communicative of families.
The kids all have their personalities. Sometimes they meshed. I think more often they did not. At least, the younger two had their fair share of disputes through the years.
These days I don't know that much has changed. Dad has mellowed out. Mom is still the go-to. The kids get along better, but I think that tends to happen. There are a 6 new people in the family. We love them all. We all get along just fine these days and look forward (or, at least, I do) to those rare occasions when we get to spend time with each other. Also, despite our varying personalities, I kind of think we're all freaking hilarious. True story. Let it happen.