When you have kids, you hope for the best, obviously. You hope they'll inherit your good traits, physical or otherwise, certainly none of your bad ones.
Never in a million years would I have wanted for Boy1 to be as hypersensitive as me. And I never would've wished for Boy2 to be as literal as me. I was just kind of hoping they'd both get good grades in school and like math.
But, as the saying goes, les chiens ne font pas les chats.
On the upside, they both like math. Their favorite 'game' to play is math flash cards.
I cannot imagine what kind of mother would convince her kids that math flash cards were a game.
Or that playing that game in said mother's favorite café every morning is a normal school vacation activity.