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Tuesday Truth - When I Open My Mouth My Mom Comes Out

Tuesday Truth - Ann Again and again - When I Open My Mouth My Mom Comes Out


For this week's "Tuesday Truth" I have a delightful Guest Post from Dominique at My Work At Home World:


Yesterday, I snuck outside for a cigarette while the little ones were napping (Yes, Dad, I'm quitting.) and as my boyfriend and I are standing on the front porch, a young boy comes tearing down the street in a sports car.  I find myself shaking my fist and saying "Got Dang Kids".  Which then lead to the realization (that's happening more and more lately) that I'm turning into my mom.

It's not a bad thing.  I love my mom to death.  She is an amazingly patient, nice, sweet lady who has been my rock forever.  She's just... um.. not hip (Love you Mom! I swear I wasn't going to say old! lol.) and I'm only 26.  Surely you don't turn into your mother before 30, right?!   

It got me to thinking...  Have I really made that transition from "cool, young person" to *gasp* my mom? Well, let's see.  I'm in bed by 9 most nights, any later and I'm barely able to function with a smile the next day.  If someone calls me at 11 pm, I'm flabbergasted as to how they are going to even wake up the next day.  Not to mention, I'm also now mad because they just woke me up and probably my 3 month old, as well.  I am always picking up after 2 kids (3, when you count the boyfriend).  I'm constantly repeating myself, "Watch where you're going.", "Don't touch that.", "Make better decisions."  When I get time to myself, I just want to sit and relax or take a nap.  Yup, I'm my mom.

It's funny how that transition takes place.  You almost don't even realize it, until it's too late.  One day, you're listening to music too loud, racing down a neighborhood street and the next day, you're the one shaking your head when you hear music blasting as a kid's riding down your street.  Boom.  You're your mom.  

Even looking back, I couldn't tell you when it happened exactly.  I have 2 kids now, an 18 month old and a 3 month old.  I know the transition started when I got pregnant with my first kid, my son.  Everything my mom had told me in the past started to make sense.  I started to understand where she was coming from, why she said the things she did.  Then somewhere around the time I was pregnant with my daughter, I began repeating what my mom had told me to my son, began "nagging" about picking up after yourself, etc.  

 I wouldn't change it for anything.  Having this little family changed my life in the most amazing, wonderful way.  But, I have to tell you.  It's still really weird to open my mouth and have my mother come out.


***Oh man.  Do I know this feeling! I'm sure, if you're a parent, you can relate to Dominique's experience.  In what ways are you like your mother?  Thank you Dominique!  You can read more about Dominique and her sweet family at My Work At Home World.

To read more Tuesday Truth see post:

Growing Up With Fear - Guest Blogger

~ My Birthmark

~ At This Age It's Still Possible To Party All Weekend

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8 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the read. It happens to all of us at some time and usually when you hear those words come out of your mouth, you realize that all those times you said that you would never act like that - you now do!

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    1. It's such a strange feeling - it's almost like your body has been taken over by your mother. You hear the words coming from your mouth while thinking 'Oh my gosh, it's happening!' ;->

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    2. It happens to all of us, but it's when your hubbie starts saying" ugh you sound like your mother" that I feel lost in the spiral of adulthood!

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    3. Haha. My boyfriend LOVES to call me out on it when I sound like my mom. He gets way too much of a kick out of it. lol.

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  2. LOL! Yep, it really DOES happen! You'll get over the mortification eventually! Even when we've said at age 16, "I'm never telling my kids that", etc, we DO! My son is 19 and I'm still telling him to wear a hat! Ha!
    Hang in there and get used to it! It must be some anthromorphic thing!

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    1. It's so bizarre when you hear it to, isn't it? Lorna, I know I'll be telling my girls to bundle up when they're 19 too :->

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  3. Sounding like my own mother scares the heck outta me, but I get what you mean, and yah, I'm right there with you. I find myself talking to my husband in the 3rd person, asking him if he needs to go potty before we leave the house, and reminding him of pointlessly obvious things and then feeling like an overbearing idiot. Thankfully he's pretty gracious about it! The one thing I'll own as being like MY mom is that I tend to actually prefer to just do everything myself, so it gets done the way I want it done. I'm trying to curb that tendency, as I don't want to be a huffing, sighing, eyerolling menace to my poor husband and toddler. I want my daughter to help me and not be afraid that it won't be good enough, you know? I was always afraid it wasn't good enough, as a kid.

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    1. Alena, I'm sure you're doing a great job at making your daughter feel proud of what she does. You're aware of it, and that's a step in the right direction. I'm trying my best to not be a mother to my husband, he has one already and two children are enough for me! :->

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