I'm turning into my mother

I recently read a post by my favorite blogger, Taylor who writes The Daily Tay, about the ways she is turning into her mother. Taylor’s post was written in honor of her mom’s birthday but I found it interesting because they say by 25 women start to really turn into their moms...and I’ve increasingly found myself doing things that my mom does. So thank you Taylor, for the idea of just how to put what I’ve been feeling myself do into words. Here are the 16 ways that I am turning into my mom.

  1. I listen to NPR so loudly that with the windows rolled up you can hear it perfectly outside of the car.

  2. I may not immediately agree with you, but I’ll hear you out with an open mind. We don’t have to have the same thoughts or feelings and I’m glad we don’t, it adds spice to life.

  3. My makeup routine often consists of some concealer and mascara only. That is if I bother to put on makeup at all.

  4. Thankfully, I’ve inherited her amazing cheerleading skills. If there is someone or something I believe in, I will be the most dedicated and loudest cheerleader for them/it.

  5. I eat popcorn before bed almost every night and it may or may not be my favorite food.

  6. When I get mad, I clean. And if I'm really mad...you're going to be cleaning too.

  7. Although my nails may not always be painted (mine are more often than hers), they will always be perfectly kept, clean, and short.

  8. My thermostat in the winter will always be set around 61 degrees (65 degrees max). If you're cold, you probably need to put on more clothes or invest in some slippers.

  9. My earring collection is slowly growing larger and larger but I usually just have my diamond studs in my second holes and nothing in my first. If I do have something in my first hole…it’s probably dangly and looks like it came from New Mexico.

  10. I firmly believe that there is no better feeling than “getting easy” and putting on my jammies at the end of the day.

  11. My independent (and stubborn) streak comes directly from my mother. I’ve never met a more independent, strong, and stubborn woman in my life and I like to think that all of those traits are a good thing. In myself and in her!

  12. I wear slippers around the house at all times. I’m especially partial to the fleecy ones.

  13. I always take a “light wrap” with me when I leave the house. You never know when you’re going to need it so it’s better to have one than complain about being cold.

  14. I’m hypersensitive. But I don’t see that as a bad thing…I just feel things very readily. Sometimes that means I get hurt more easily but it usually just means I’m very aware of other peoples feelings, both good and bad.

  15. Sweaters, vests, corduroys, and scarves are my jam.

  16. I look exactly like her. I always have, and I hope I always will. It would mean that I’ll age gracefully and have just the right amount of smile lines to show how blessed I’ve been in my life.
Yes, it's blurry, and yes, I'm crying...but my mom had just shown up on my birthday!

There you have it. 16 ways that I am turning into my mom. I know that there are more and I know that there will be more as time goes by. Thanks again to Taylor for the inspiration for this post and thanks to my mom, you’re one heck of a role model and I’m incredibly proud to be turning into you.