11 signs you are turning into your mother

It's bound to happen. Here are some signs it already is.

From the beginning of our lives, mothers taught us right from wrong and helped us grow. They may lecture, nag, repeat themselves and maybe annoy us; but they do it out of love.

As you have grown, you’ve heard the words, “You are so much like your mother,” but you don’t believe it.

Here are 11 signs that can assure you that those comments are true and you are actually turning into your mother.

1. You forget your kids’ names

You hated when your mom would say the names of your other siblings when trying to talk to you; but now you do it on the daily.

2. You refuse to waste anything

Whether it is the leftover peas on little Sophie’s plate, or a burnt casserole you made from a Pinterest recipe that backfired, you will not throw it out. Every penny is precious!

3. You chat with the check-out clerks

Your mother was always respectful to — and chatty with — grocery store employees. As you leave the grocery store as a mother now, you notice you do the exact same thing.

4. Your body resembles hers

As you look in the mirror, for a split second you see your mom … creepy!

5. Your closets are identical

You shop at the same stores she did, have the same up-do, and you have even accidentally matched on occasion. You. Are. Your. Mother.

6. You sound like her

When you call your children from across the room and hear your voice echo back, you realize you just used the phrase she used to use on you.

7. You are a coupon queen

Toilet paper, cereal, vitamins — it doesn’t matter what it is, you just refuse to pay full price. Cutting coupons is a weekly occurrence and you get all giddy when you save a buck!

8. You have a bed time

It’s 9:00 p.m. and all you can think about is your cozy bed calling your name. This is what it feels like to grow up?

9. You stock up on free stuff

The sugars, creamers, ketchup packets and napkins at restaurants don’t have a limit, and you take that very literally. Your car is likely jam-packed with napkins for those “just in case” moments.

10. You cry at basically everything on TV

There is no explanation. A commercial comes on and you just lose it.

11. You find yourself agreeing with the parents in your favorite movies

As a teenager you totally thought the parents in movies were lame and never listened … now you have done a complete 180.

But no matter how crazy she makes you, there’s no one else you’d rather be like.

Tana Bolinger

Tana is a student with a passion for words. She believes that written words can touch people in ways unimaginable. In her spare time she enjoys singing, hiking, cuddling in a fuzzy blanket, and spending time with her friends and family.