Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Becoming your mother

I'm sure this happens to every woman (I hope) especially after you yourself have become a mother. Have you ever had that Oh My Effin Gawd....My mom does that moment and you ARE her?

I'm not saying this is something that I have realized over night. Let me explain. My mother raised me, so I expect to be like her in some ways. Obviously I look like her. I have some of her mannerism. The things that annoyed her when I was little bother me. This such as the smell of grape flavored anything, scraping your metal fork on your teeth or plate, smacking....the list goes on. As I became a mother I laughed at the things I always said I would NEVER do because my mom did and it annoyed me....and I find myself doing to my child. I have her sense of humor...which is good and bad. I stand up for myself like her. I'm a good mother and a good friend. There are several things.

But the other day it hit me like a smack in the face. I ordered my food at the drive thru, pulled up to the window to pay, got my food and then that's when it happened. I pulled up a little so the car behind me could pay and I get "situated". MY MOTHER DOES THAT. I literally did things she would do. I put my debit card where it goes, then the receipt. Then I put my straw in the cup and got my food ready and said "ok, I'm ready" and drove off. As soon as this happened...I started laughing and said "I am my mother"!

Surely I'm not the only one this has happened to. Please tell me your stories to make me feel better?


  1. Too funny. I have always said "I can't wait until she has kids and they do the same things to her" and they do. Great story.

  2. That is so funny. hahaha

  3. My kids tell me all the time that, "You're just like Grandpa...". It really didn't hit me until one day when I was walking past one of those mirrored buildings and saw my reflection and saw, not me, but my Dad. It was kind of scary since he has been gone 11 years.