Are you a different parent than you expected to be?
I just wondered about your thoughts on this subject: Have you turned out to be a different kind of parent than you expected/hoped/feared before you had your first child? Or are you pretty much as you expected/hoped/feared you'd be?
For example, some friends of ours said that they have turned out to be worse at disciplining their child than they expected or hoped to be. They sometimes find themselves just doing what will make life easier at the time, even if they realise that it's not a good idea in the long term...