Like father, like son

I’m one of these people that really REALLY cannot hide their opinion of things around them – good or bad. My facial expressions are pretty strong, and I think it is hard for me to hide those. Especially, joy and disgust are easy to read off my face, but when I’m confused about something, my face literally transforms into a question mark. I’ve had many remarks in the past about other forms of expression. For instance, taste. Whenever I eat something really tasty, I am going all “nomnom” and “hmmmmmmmm”, those cartoon versions of enjoying food. I really cannot help it.

Now, I have a hard time telling whether my son looks more like me or more like my wife. I think he doesn’t look like either of us, but I can sure as hell tell that he has these extreme expressions from his dad.


I love seeing him enjoy food as much as we do (mom loves food too, but doesn’t moan when she eats it). He might be copying my behavior, but he’s also overdoing it.

Since this week or so, I am no longer the loudest at the table.

But my face lights up in sheer joy!


Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: