When you were growing up, you likely swore to the Mississippi and back that you would never in a million years turn into your mother. You would bedifferent, you would be “cooler” (whatever that means). You were sure of it.
Yet, now that you’redown the road a bit, you probably catch yourself doing the exact opposite of what you thought. You look in the mirror and you see your mom’s face more than ever, and you see her even more so in how you go about your day and it may just warm your heart.
“You are your mother’s child” is a phrase thatso many folkshave heard at least once in their lifetimes. There may be no escaping it, no matter what your relationship was like with her while growingup. It’s in your blood, and it’s in your heart, too.
These 11 things arejust a few pieces of evidence that you may just be turning into your mother.How are you becomingyourmom? Did we leaving anything off the list? Let us know in the comments.
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1. You’re Absolutely Sure You Left The Oven On All The Time
Even if you’ve already checked and re-checked, you just cannot remember for sure if you turned the oven off, turned off all the lights, locked the door, or blew out that candle. Surely while you are gone to the grocery store your entire house will have burned down or been burgled if you don’t get out of the car and go check for the third time. All those times mom turned the car around to quadruple check don’t seem so unnecessary anymore.
2. No One Who Visits Your House Can Ever Go Hungry
Heaven forbid a stomach grumbles in your home, even if it’s just for a brief visit to drop off a borrowed punch bowl. You won’t take no for an answer to the question, “Do you want something to eat?” It’s just like your own mother used to do, and probably still does!
3. You Make All The Jokes You Hated As A Kid
When you were younger, maybe you hated when your mom would banter with the cashier at the department store. Now, however, you find yourself doing the exact same thing, down to the inflection with which you hit that corny punchline. You catch yourself doing it and wonder why you hated it in the first place.
4. Your Fridge Has Way Too Many Leftovers
You cook and you cook, but you can never seem to finish it all. You freeze casseroles and you offer the meals to your neighbors and friends, but there never seems to be a tidy, empty fridge on the horizon. It’s no coincidence that the dishes in your fridge happen to be at least half of your mother’s recipes.
5. You Now Look Down At Your Hands And See Your Mom’s
I know, I know, this shouldn’t be a surprise because of genetics, but you’re taken a bit aback every single time. Maybe your thumb bends in a funny way, or your pinky is abnormally long, just like hers. This might make you miss her, even if you talked 30 minutes ago.
6. You Buy Nice Things For Everyone Except Yourself
Nothing gives you greater joy than giving a really, really great gift, so you do it for your friends and family all the time, for no real reason. Yet, when it comes time to buy something for yourself, you go back and forth on whether or not you need to spend the money. Mom was likely the same exact way.
7. Comfort Comes Before Fashion
Fashion is no longer as important as avoidingsore knees at the end of the day, so comfy shoes it is. You and Mom agree 100 percent, end of story.
8. Cleaning Is Now A Ritual
Cleaning didn’t use to be such a huge, important ordeal, but you find yourself dusting, organizing, buffing, and scrubbing more and more often. Who knew a spot-free home could bring so much joy? Mom, that’s who.
9. Despite Your Best Efforts, Nothing Is Ever Clean Enough
Despite all of the cleaning, nothing ever seems to stay that way for very long. You don’t know how, you don’t know why, and you don’t know when, but you do finally realize why your own mother was always huffing and puffing abouthow the place was such a mess.
10. You Cry When A Family Member’s Visit Ends
Sure, spending time with family can sometimes involve petty arguments and little spats, but that time spent together is still so incredibly precious. When your kid, grandkid, sister, or cousin is pulling away in their car or train, you can’t help but shed a tear, even if sometimesyou can’t stand them! Those tears from Mom when you went away to college or a job across the country don’t seem so smallanymore, do they?
11. The Sale Rack Is The Only Place To Shop
Look, you know everything is overpriced, and you likely never splurge on yourself. Butwhy not get that cardigan for half off, even if it’s the middle of the hottest summer of your life? “It’scashmere, and it’son sale,”you can hear your mother saying. You both now know a sale is the perfect spot to nab gifts and theoccasional item for yourself.
Are these true for you and your mother? Did we leave out any ways you find yourself becoming your mom? Let us know in the comments, and
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