I Have Become My Mother

We’re driving to Florida next week and as I was at the library this morning, getting six books on CD, it hit me – Oh my God, I have become my mother.

SHE goes to the library and checks out books on CD that no one else wants to listen to before a road trip. SHE is the one that looks for novels she thinks my Dad would want to listen to.

Next I’ll be setting the two cookie dessert rule (three if they are Thin Mints, those are really small) and telling my children that if they want to talk to me they will have to come to where I am.

Shit. I already do those things too.

The circle is complete.

Sorry about the more thing. I accidentally hit the little button that makes it happen and I didn’t know how to make it go away.

But while we are here, I’ll let you know that the panel last night was great. I had a really good time, I met some really wonderful people and realized that – hey, I already knew this person. (I’m not that bright. I hate it when I can’t put two and two together until I see someone in real life – again.)

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  1. I noticed the same thing about 3 years ago… I was little freaked out at first… but then I decided it’s not the end of the world, my mom was a great mom and I turned out ok… I think…

  2. lately, i will say things, and then look around for my mother because I know it was her voice and her phrases and not mine. Then, I am like…oh wait…that was me.

  3. Could be worse…you could be turning into MY mother.

    Now that would be weird!

  4. It is creepy when you realize this is happening, even if just in a few respects. Hard to shake it off too!

  5. Um, do you look like your mother? I haven’t sounded like mine yet (we’re very different personalities), but mah gawd. I looked in the mirror and wondered how the hell she got in my bedroom.

  6. I catch myself being my mom too. One thing I she did on long car trips that I haven’t used yet, is she limited my sister and I each to asking “How long before we get there?” to only twice. It was very effective once we were older and could hoard our questions.

    It was GREAT to meet you at the museum the other day. Your kids are adorable. I hope we’re able to hang out again sometime!

  7. You probably keep tissues in your purse too. That’s a total mom thing. I rebel, I make my husband carry them.

  8. I thought I had escaped until I gave Emily the “You committed to Ballet for the year, and by Jesus you are going to attend the classes for the whole year…and do you think I like getting up and taking you to ballet on a Saturday morning? Nooooo, I would rather rest. But do I? No. I drive you to ballet. Cause that is commitment!”

    Insert “flute” for “Ballet” and it is an exact word for word speech I received in 1979.

  9. I completely agree with your mom on the “come to where I am if you want to talk.” Some adults still have not learned that one. Tissues in your purse? How about tissues up your sleeve? That’s when you know you have become your grandmother.

  10. AAAAHHHHH!!! I’m already doing the ‘if you want to talk to me you have to come here’ thing. OMG!!!! Is it too late??

  11. I do all those things too – and more – that can probably be attributed to your mom’s “Wrightness.” For balance, I do a lot of “Crapper” things that can be attributed to my mom. You?

  12. Not to point fingers or anything, but I think you meant to link to KC and not me. Right?

    Oops – all fixed. – Sarah

  13. And you need to talk about what you wore….

  14. In the imortal words of Kim Jong Il from Team America… it’s INEVITABLE – that we become our mothers.

    It could be worse though… MY mom could be your mom.

  15. The last time Matt and I both went to visit my parents, my Mom was completely freaked out because she hadn’t finished cleaning the house by the time we showed up. Matt looked at me and said, “THAT’S where you get that from!”

    (Do not!…arms folded, eyes rolling)

  16. Will you be anywhere near Orlando? Can we plan a meet? Email me!

    Shash

  17. Mmmm. I’m familiar with this concept.

  18. If it makes you feel better, I am my mother. There. I said it. I really am just like her and it’s scary.

  19. every so often my mom makes an appearance in my expressions, in my laugh, in my choice of words. please, dear god, make it stop!!!!

  20. JamesMommy says:

    Yeah, I committed the “if you don’t pick up these toys right now, I’m going to throw them out” momism last night with my 2 1/2 year old. But guess what….it worked!

  21. :-)
    It’s freaking scary isn’t it. At least we realize when it is happening…

  22. I’m glad you had a good time- I go by so many names, it’s hard to keep straight, I know. I get confused myself.

    Loved what you had to say.

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