Signs You Are Turning Into Your Mom

It's probably happened to you before. You're hanging out and all of a sudden you say or do something and immediately think, "Whoa, that was exactly what my mom would have done." As we grow and gain independence we begin to take on her mannerisms and habits whether we intended to or not. It may be startling at first, but who says it has to be a bad thing?

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One of the first times I noticed myself turning into my mom was when people were using incorrect grammar and it really began to bother me. Even using the wrong form of "your" in a text message grinds my gears these days. Growing up, it was always a pain when she would correct me while I was in the middle of telling a story, but she taught me well and now I find myself picking up on the errors of others. My grammar still isn't perfect and she continues to correct me to this day but the many lessons have paid off.

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Another common theme in the transformation into a parent comes from their mannerisms and habits. Whether or not they taught you intentionally, we tend to find ourselves performing daily tasks in the same way our parents do. I personally have caught myself answering the phone in a way almost identical to how my mom typically does. Then, of course, the person on the other line becomes confused and mistakes you for her.

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Moving out into your own place for the first time can be intimidating. However, there is comfort to be found when you finally get settled in and take a look around and recognize many familiar features in your new home. From the same brand of coffee to identical methods of organization you will recognize how many little things you have learned from her without even realizing it.

When I was younger, the phrase "I'm turning into my mom!" always sounded like a bad thing. Now, as I am getting older and becoming my own person, I have come to realize that turning into your mom is actually a great thing. However, a big reason I feel that way is because I'm lucky to have such a wonderful mom to take after and learn from!