I Think I Married My Father

By Ling

There are unproven theories which state that women tend to marry men who remind them of their father.   Previously I have dated the Bad Boy, the Mummy’s Boy, the Commitment-Phobic Boy…but I never realised I had married the You’re-Just-Like-My-Father Boy until recently.

Here are the signs why I think I married my father :-

Dad, Bro 7, Hubby - ARGH! They look alike!

1.  Photographic evidence shows that they look alike.  They are of similar stature and height with the Chinese hair, eyes and flattened noses.  (Yeah, I know – all Chinese people look the same – har-de-har!)

2.  My Dad loves playing with children.  The hubby loves playing with children.  (No, they are not paedophiles, thank you very much!)

3.  When they are both concentrating on something, they go silent and don’t talk nor respond to any questions. –  (or is it because men cannot multi-task?)

4.  My Dad likes to spend time reading a newspaper while he is doing his morning dump.  Yesterday morning, I found one of my magazines in the toilet after the hubby had been in there doing his business!  Gross, I know!!

5.  I like to create a mess wherever I go.  I like being messy.  It’s like creative art.  Well, my Dad and the hubby both do not agree.  They both tell me off for making a mess.  And it’s weird how they use similar mannerisms in telling me off.  *shudder*

6.  ”Turn off the light if you’re not in the room.  Stop wasting money on electricity.”  - these same words uttered by both my father and my husband to me!

7.  Whenever I say, “I don’t feel well“, they both say, “Put some more clothes on!”  DUDES, I am not walking around naked!  I have got clothes on!!!!

8.  They are both tight with money when I say that I want to go shopping for new clothes!  (Ooh, wait!  Next time they tell me to put more clothes on because I am not feeling well, I shall demand money to go shopping!  Yay!)

9.  When my Mum starts nagging, my Dad rolls his eyes and ignores her.  When I start nagging, my husband rolls his eyes and ignores me.

10.  Whenever I do anything to upset or anger my Dad or my husband, they both get grumpy, but I know deep down that they both still love me.  Awww… (Side note :  Today I heard the husband sing, “Cause you’re amazing just the way you are” by Bruno Mars.  Thanks!  I know I am!)

In conclusion :  Yes, I did marry my father but that’s great because my Dad is the bestest!

4 Comments on I Think I Married My Father

  1. Ah Yuen
    June 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm (3 years ago)

    What you have describe is basically all respectable Chinese men who have not run with triads, who gamble rarely, who try not to cheat on their partners, so basically most Chinese men would be ideal for you. I do exactly the same things as they do with my wife, except I swear a lot when upset or annoyed, and get the wife giving me a telling off (which I ignore obviously, because I’m a ‘big man’!) When your husband sings, I bet he sounds crap but you don’t care, because my wife tells me that. I think it is more than just your husband being like your dad, as most girls I’ve spoken to have said it would be too creepy. It was because of a spark, something extra that drew you in, it’s like your dad, plus more. Also, it’s because I went all out to woo my wife, Jacky Cheung songs and a guitar did it because her dad couldn’t play guitar I guess, so that was probably what did it for me. Our kids will have to be like Wong Fei Hung now to woo the next generation if my theory of dad plus is right!


    Ling Tung Reply:

    @Ah Yuen, Thanks for your comment Ah Yuen! How sweet of you to woo your wife with Jacky Cheung!!! He doesn’t do it for me :P LOL. And yeah, hopefully my kids will be kung fu masters too! ;)


  2. Johan
    October 21, 2010 at 5:48 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s a valid concern, however I think 90% of what you wrote probably describes 90% of all Chinese men. ;)


  3. Ally
    October 21, 2010 at 5:46 am (3 years ago)

    It’s true. New Scientist reported on it about 10 years ago… how it’s almost built into women to look for a man who is like their father…! Weird isn’t it?!


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