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Are you turning into your mother?

What did your mother used to do that you disliked when you were a teenager and now you find yourself doing the same thing?


Asked by BeachMom81 at 4:51 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (12)
  • In some ways, yes. And it is all good

    Answer by elizabr at 4:59 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Oh hell no. I'm far better then my mother. I have never pawned off my kids to someone else for days on end just so I can go drinking and sleep with everything that moves.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:52 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • My mother wasn't around enough to now what I did as a teenager.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:53 PM on Sep. 29, 2010


    My mother is on the borderline OCD about cleanliness and worries about EVERYTHING no lie.

    She left my house the other day and told me not to slip on the leaves on the porch...said I should sweep them off before someone breaks a


    Answer by mom2twobabes at 4:53 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I am the EXACT opposite of my mother in every way I can think of. So no. Not going to happen, either.

    Answer by Anouck at 4:57 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Mostly NO thank goodness!!!! But in some ways (of course the admirable ones) I am.

    Answer by bjojola at 5:00 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • yes! I was raised by my grandparetns, and just like my grandma (mom I am a neat/ clean freak, very supportive, and I volunteer like crazy! I am your typical SAH soccer mom ...LOL

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 6:21 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • My mom used to call me in to clean up messes I'd made while she was standing right next to them. It used to make me SO mad cause "hello! I was *busy*! And she was RIGHT THERE!" (insert teenage melodramatic put-upon voice)

    Now, I do the same thing. Why? Probably the same reasonS she did!

    Answer by geminilove at 6:21 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • lol sometimes i think i am

    Answer by san78 at 6:22 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I had a wonderful Mom. She passed away five years ago. She always listened and supported the decisions I made. I was very fortunate.

    At age 4: Mom knows everything!
    At 8: Mom knows a lot!
    At 12 Mom doesn't really know everything.
    At 14: Mom doesn't know anything.
    At 16: Mom doesn't exist.
    At 18: She's old fashioned.
    At 25: Maybe Mom does know about this!.
    At 35: Before we decide, let's ask mom.
    At 45: I wonder what Mom thinks about this?
    At 55: I ...wish. . . . I could ask Mom about this.


    Answer by Rnurse at 6:29 PM on Sep. 29, 2010