The First Time I Realized I Had Become My Mother

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there, especially mine! I hope you have a wonderful day!

So, it finally happened. I realized I am officially my mother. I’ve noticed little things here and there over the years, but now that I am a mom myself, the similarities are so pronounced.

Last weekend, at the park, Mal and I played with Quinn as he crawled around in the grass. He was having a grand old time, smiling from ear-to-ear and laughing at our antics. At one point, I picked him up and noticed that he had a little dirt on his cheek, so I licked my finger and rubbed it off. As soon as I did this, it occurred to me: I am sooo my mom.

playing at the park

Did anyone else’s mom lick their finger to clean stuff off your face? I remember my mom doing it to me as a kid, and I always thought it was so gross, but I totally did it to Quinn. Ha!

It’s funny realizing that I had become my mother, but it’s also really great too. I have an awesome mom to be just like.

becoming my mom

Other ways I’ve become my mom:

  • The other day, Mal was looking for Quinn’s yogurt in the fridge and couldn’t find it, so I pointed it out and said: “If it was a dog, it would have bit ya,” which is something my mom would totally say.
  • I save every single last bite of food, even if it’s just a half of an English muffin or a few bites of Shepherd’s Pie.
  • I was trying to get Mal’s attention the other day and called him “Quinn” and then “Murphy” before I got to his name right.
  • I save every piece of Quinn’s artwork. I am so not a pack-rat and typically toss everything when it comes to clutter, but with Quinn’s artwork, I just can’t part with it. I actually want to frame some of it!
  • When Mal had a mini coughing fit the other day, I offered him a cough drop””Ricola, of course! Moms always know how to make you feel better.
  • I don’t like driving at night anymore. It never used to bother me until recently. Of course, I still do it, but if I can avoid it, I will, like asking Mal to drive or moving my plans earlier in the day.

Question of the Day

When did you first realize you had become your mother?


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  1. Happy Mother’s Day to you too!!!
    I first realized I was like my mom when I ordered my breakfast and asked for “real milk” with my coffee instead of creamer. Just using those words made me stop and realize, my mom uses them : )

  2. My mom always says a few names before she gets to the right one, haha! I realized I was my mom over Christmas when we both came out in the same pajamas.

  3. I have enjoyed reading about you and Mal handling parenthood so well, you both are such wonderful parents! Happy Mother’s Day to you!!!

  4. I talk my dog using a high-pitched voice… my mom always conversed with our family pets like that. I also always have food in my teeth, dance/bop around whenever a good song comes on, make up silly songs to narrate boring activities (i.e. housework), talk with my hands… its never-evending, but, like you, I had an awesome mom whose traits I am happy to have 🙂

  5. I don’t have kids, but I’ve noticed I do a lot of things my Mom did to me back to her now that I’m caring more for my parents as they’re older. I can’t remember what it was I said to her it I remembered thinking it was totally something she used to say to me.

  6. I save all of my little guys art too.. .I actually have a large frame with the glass and backing removed that i use as a display in our dining area. I have strands of twine running across it and i use clothespins to hang it up 😉 It started as a Christmas card display but i liked it so much i decided to use if for his artwork all year round.

  7. Happy First Mothers Day! I celebrated my first as well over the weekend! I definitely understand know how special that day is now being a Mom myself.

    I realized I was my Mom when I first met my son when he was born. My heart hurt so much from all the love I have for him. I was never able to imagine the kind of love my Mom has for me until Bryce came along.

  8. I am not even a mom, but I already am totally my mother. I realized last time I went to visit my family and watched her prepare her lunch to take to work– she is meticulous and packs everything in the same order, and she said she eats everything in the same order. She’s full of odd little rituals, and I don’t do the exact things but I have my own little rituals.

  9. Every time I misplace something – my phone, ID, wallet, etc. – I realize that I’m turning into my mom. I hate being disorganized, which she can really be sometimes…but I suppose there are much worse traits I could have. My mom is pretty awesome, so I wouldn’t be upset at all.

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