It's Finally Happened...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I knew it was coming. I knew it was unavoidable. Today, reality hit me smack upside the head.

I've turned into my mother.

I know, I know. I should have seen it coming. And the signs were there. Every once in a while, I'd hear a phrase pass through my lips that was my mother's phrase. I'd gasp and cover my mouth in horror.

But today, it was much more than a random phrase that had been burned into my subconscious. Today it was everything. Let me give you some examples:

When the grocery clerk commented on baking items in my cart (pumpkin puree, chocolate chips, nuts, etc) I said "It's so much better if it's homemade"

I have a jar of sun tea brewing on my front porch

There is a batch of beans and ham in my crock pot

When I put away my canned goods from the store today, I had to triple stack some because the pantry is so full

When I saw vine-ripe tomatoes in the grocery ad this morning, I told my hubby "I should buy a bunch of those and can them"

I have a cheese drawer, that is so full of different types of cheese that it barely closes

There are many more examples, but you get the idea.

Now don't get me wrong. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my mother. It's just that her way of life and mine...Well, lets just say I never thought there would be any similarities. Next thing you know, I'll be planting a freaken garden and looking up zucchini recipes on the Internet.

Someone please slap me. Remind me that I don't do homemade. I don't bake from scratch. I buy my damn ice tea at a drive-thru window. And I most certainly don't CAN!




mom said...

So glad to read this today. I was getting worried about you. This is a fun escape for you.

Turning into your mother isn't all bad. She's led a pretty happy, satisfying life. Back to the basics is good therapy!

Bonnie said...

I guess I must have a little of your mom in me also. It is good to have a little more on hand you never know whats around the corner. Bonnie

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