I know it’s one of those sentences every woman says at least once in her life, “oh no I’m turning into my mother” and last night I thought that, but it a good way. It was the first time Bryce had a fever so I kissed his forehead just like I remember my mom doing to me. I ended up calling my mom to tell her and ask for advice on getting rid of the fever, gave him another kiss from Grandma, and then woke up to a much better feeling baby! Perfect timing too since today is my mom’s birthday.
All my life people would say, “you look just like your mom” and she would reply, “yes isn’t she a lucky girl!?” Well it was beautiful how much we did look alike when I put the photo of me holding Bryce, my first born, next to the photo of my mom holding me, her first born. I framed that and gave it to her last year for her birthday. This year I gave her straws. Yes, straws, because she likes to wash used straws to save money even though the package of 100 straws cost 96 cents. After she says she does it because a penny saved is a penny earned, I remind her that she spent $150 to ship Christmas gifts this year when she didn’t need to do it that way. So here’s some more straws for your birthday! Hopefully I won’t become my mother in that way, one day washing straws. I already know some friends reading this are laughing while saying to themselves that I’m on my way with how frugal I can be.
It’s funny watching my mom become my Grandma especially after years of listening to her say, “don’t let me become my mom.” Grandma would always say she couldn’t eat this and she couldn’t eat that and then list off reasons why. Now guess what I hear my mom saying! Then just this last year, it happened to me. I said to my husband, “oh I can’t eat eggs now, they have started to upset my stomach.” It was a simple sentence, but made me giggle and think of my Grandma.
What are some things you have done that made you stop what you were doing and say, “oh no I’m becoming my mother!!” Leave your comment above and share your story.