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It’s funny how our personality changes over the years. When I was in my early twenties, my personality most resembled that of the character, Tigger, from the Disney version of Winnie the Pooh (as voiced by the late, great Paul Winchell).

I didn’t really care where my life was taking me, but I was determined to have some fun along the way.

Looking back at my thirties, after my children were born, I became more serious. More concerned with getting things organized than having a laugh. In fact, more like Tigger’s friend, Rabbit, than the perennial bouncing fun-lover I used to be.

During my forties, I watched my children grow up. My daughters, of course, couldn’t tell you much about what I was like, but if you ask my (now 18-yr-old) son about his dear old dad’s personality during that time, he’d probably tell you I was much like Marlin, the over-protective father in Finding Nemo. He’d be right, too. When it comes to my children, I see potential danger in everything they do.

I passed the half century mark earlier this year. I’m still protective – I suspect I’ll never stop worrying. Tigger’s still there, too. He often comes out to play. But instead of Rabbit, or Marlin, these days he has to contend with my latest developing personality, Mr. Fredricksen the old grump from my favorite Pixar movie, Up.

I guess we all change as we get older.

How about you?

Which cartoon character's personality is most like yours?

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Dec. 17th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
That actually depends on the mood I'm in. Right now, I'd say, Sleepy Smurf. :p But that's one problem with being sick. You sort of get to feel rather run down and, of course, sleepy.
Dec. 17th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
Better sleepy than grumpy, though, right? :)
Dec. 17th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Yea. I've been both at times, actually. Also, as you know, Jokey. >=}
Dec. 17th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Garfield. Duh.
Dec. 17th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
Dec. 17th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Excellent question:

When I was a kid, I'd say that I was a lot like Piglet; interested, but anxious and a bit timid. In my teens, I shifted to a cross between Dory and Gill from "Finding Nemo"--sometimes full of good ideas, but panicking at the last minute and running away, sometimes full of doom and gloom. In my 20s, I was more like Nemo, trying to figure things out and make it to my goal. I like to think that when I became a parent, I turned into Kanga, but BD might have a different idea. Now, I'm not sure who I am. Maybe Roger Rabbit, without the murder accusations--bouncy, but determined. Or maybe, Buzz Lightyear--"To infinity, and beyond!"
Dec. 17th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
Definitely Buzz Lightyear, I'd say :)
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Dec. 17th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Your blanket's safe with me :)
Dec. 18th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the peek into the different ages of Jon. Made me smile. Tigger is who I've always wanted to be but my inner-Rabbit mostly takes over. And I have to say, Marlin may be over-protective but he's a great dad. And Nemo really loves him. Really, really loves him.
Dec. 18th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Angela. They've all been in there from the start, but as the years go by, I seem to be getting more and more like my old gran :)
Dec. 18th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Belle. Pleasantly eccentric with my nose stuck in a book.
Dec. 18th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
I love that movie :)
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