Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: I am My Mother After All

Lately I’ve been picking up on little habits of mine that are all too familiar.  It started when I realized that I’m addicted to Diet Coke.  Then I noticed the way I wrinkle my nose when I’m fixing my hair.  And then I found myself developing a fierce (and mean!) mama bear attitude.  Oh.  My.  Gosh.  I am my mother.

I find myself transforming more and more into my mom everyday.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  My mom is the most amazing woman I know.  However, if you told my teenage self that I would one day become her, I’m not sure I’d believe you.

I talk like my mother.  I go overboard on holidays like my mother.  I decorate my home like my mother.  I dress like my mother.  Heck, I even borrow her clothes.


What’s the worst quirk you’ve picked up from your mother, you ask?  Oh that’s easy – the empty threats.  I can’t even begin to count how many times I heard “you’re grounded when you get home” growing up?  And guess what – not me, my brother, nor my sister have ever truly been grounded in our lives.  And as ineffective of a parenting tactic that the empty threat may be, I still find myself doing the same thing with my toddler.  “If you don’t eat those chicken nuggets, you’re not getting anything else the rest of the night!” HA!  Like my mother, my bark is far worse than my bite.

Mirror, mirror on the wall – I am my mother after all.  And guess what?  I don’t care who knows it!  I hope that one day my daughter will be as proud as I am to become her mother.  Because I hate to break it to you, sweetie pie, but it happens to the best of us!



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5 Responses to Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: I am My Mother After All

  1. Kim September 16, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    Ha! Yes to the empty threats – every darn day! But, I SIGH like my mom. When frustrated or tired, I just let a sigh out. We use to tease my mom for that!!

  2. tineke - workingmommyabroad September 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    Haha i love this! I have those realisations lately a lot as well, suddenly this click like OMG i am so like my mom.

  3. Krista Nile September 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

    I am sooooo turning into my mother as well! And now that I’m older and a Mom myself…I love it!!

  4. Ashleigh | Smart Cents Mom September 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    I love this! My mom passed away before I had kids. I find myself making the same mannerisms as her and saying the same things as her. It’s comforting and makes me sad. It’s crazy how I totally understand why she did all the funny mom things. I’m doing them now!

  5. Shannon September 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    I hear my mother come out when I talk way more often than I’d like to admit. LOL

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