By UtahValley360 writers
You were warned that one day it would happen, and now the prophecy is finally coming to pass — you are becoming your mother. Darn you, karma! Here are some of your mother’s habits that were bound to rub off.
1. You say things the way she said them.
2. You listen to talk radio.
You just aren’t quite in touch with the music on most radio stations anymore. Plus, you need to be informed about all the social and political issues.
3. You want wreaths, kitchen utensils and family history charts for presents.
Don’t judge me for wanting this Pyrex pan. I need this Pyrex pan.
4. You can sit around and talk with friends for hours.
Who needs elaborate parties when you’ve got great friends?
5. You want to go to bed early.
There is nothing quite so beautiful as getting a full night’s rest.
6. You know there are right and wrong ways to load a dishwasher.
Everything has its place, which includes plates, glasses and so on.
7. You talk to yourself in the car.
Sometimes saying things out loud really does help you remember them.
8. You buy the same shirt in every color.
Who has time for shopping? Plus, you don’t even want to pull off some of today’s styles.
9. You ghost brake on the passenger side when the driver is going too fast.
Of course, how can you relax when the driver is about to ram into the back of the car in front of you? *Deep breath.*
10. You shake your head at the latest technology.
Snapchat? I’m sorry. I still don’t get it.
11. You have to resist the urge to throw your arm across your friend sitting in the passenger seat when you brake hard.
I will save you from whiplash!
12. You’re starting to hate texting.
You don’t understand why people can’t just call you or answer their phones when you call them.
13. You have a specific way to fold everything.
There is a rhyme and a reason to everything. Socks like this, hang that — oh, and you can fold a fitted sheet now. Yeah, you’ve got it.
14. You have to Google slang and acronyms you see teenagers using.
“That’s totes prec.” Excuse me, what?
15. A messy room puts you in a bad mood.
A clean room means a happy mom, and a happy mom means a happy family. Amen.
16. You say “let’s do lunch” to carve out time in your schedule to see your friends.
No more parties, please.
17. You tell others they need to watch what they eat, and then you pick up a donut.
If you only take a small piece, it doesn’t compute into your calorie count for the day. Right? Right.
18. You think you’re the authority in the room.
Except, your mom has always been the authority, so maybe you’re just crazy.
19. You realize that turning into your mother isn’t as bad of a thing as you always thought it would be.
Happy Mother’s Day!