19 signs you’re becoming your mom


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.

Tangled- skip the drama Tangled- Mother Knows Best


2. You listen to talk radio.

Parks and Rec- Interested

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.

Taylor Swift reaction

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.

Princess Frog- sleep

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.

Harry Potter- Leviosa

Everything has its place, which includes plates, glasses and so on.


7. You talk to yourself in the car.

Modern Family- Everything together

Sometimes saying things out loud really does help you remember them.


8. You buy the same shirt in every color.

Mean Girls- do your thang

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.

Finding Nemo- Relax

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.

You Again- Facebook

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.

Sloth and cat

I will save you from whiplash!


12. You’re starting to hate texting.

Downton Abbey- telephone

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.

Gilmore Girls- I'm flexible

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.

Modern Family- Lily I can't read

“That’s totes prec.” Excuse me, what?


15. A messy room puts you in a bad mood.

Full House- Clean motto

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.

Princess Bride- That word

No more parties, please.


17. You tell others they need to watch what they eat, and then you pick up a donut.

Miss Congeniality- 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.

Cosby Show- open mouth

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.

Gilmore Girls- Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day!

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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