Remember being a teenager when everything your mom did drove you up the wall? You'd never have believed it then, but, of course, at some point, you were destined to take on a lot of her traits yourself.
A study by Interflora found that most people "turn into" their mothers in their 20s and take around five years to fully embrace their new characteristics.
The study also revealed the most common "mom habits" which people first start to inherit from their mothers. How many do you recognize?
— Hoarding carrier bags
— Swapping nights out for nights in
— Beginning to let comfort win over style
— Always writing shopping lists
— Often moaning about the weather
— Having a bag that weighs a ton
— Constantly tidying up
— Starting to complain more – especially about the weather and bad customer service
— Buying in bulk when there’s an offer on at a supermarket
— Having an emergency medical supplies stash
— Developing a "phone voice"
— Carrying an emergency pound coin in your purse
— Ironing everything, including pillow cases and underwear
— Modern music starts to sound the same
— Carrying tissues up your sleeve
While these habits drove us mad as youngsters, as we get older — and particularly after we have lost our mothers — they can feel strangely comforting. And it's a whole new experience when you start recognizing your own behavior in your adult children!
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