My mom, Patty Vagalatis and Charles Underhill have similarities and differences. My mom, Patty, cares for me, loves me, and has sacrificed something for me.
My mom cares for me like Mr. Underhill cares for his son. They take time to cook and clean for their children, talk to their children, have fun with their children and laugh with their children. My mom loves me by showing me affection, respect, support, honesty, but most of all she listens to me. My mom sacrificed a great job opportunity when I was younger because she wanted to take care of me at home. My mom passed up the opportunity and life dream of being on television. She was offered a job as a TV host on the shopping channel. She knew that taking that job would require her to be away many hours and many night shifts, which meant they would have to have a nanny to take care of me. My parents didn’t want me growing up with a stranger taking primary care of me. Mr. Underhill sacrificed his “life" for his son. Mr. Underhill implicitly sacrificed his “life” for his son by switching bodies with his him and giving up his grownup life. Charles Underhill switched bodies with his son because he wanted to protect him, from ever experiencing the pain and suffering he went through as a child. Mr. Underhill was bullied as a child, and this left him afraid and paranoid. He feels the only way to protect his son is by not allowing him to experience anything. He is reliving his life through his son.