Monday, December 13, 2010


"Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime."
~William Shakespeare

I have known I was becoming my mother since I was in high school.  Not that I look that much like her; I am her.

In high school, this bothered me, so I tried to differentiate myself from her: I refused to read murder mysteries and wear brown turtlenecks like she did, and got my ears pierced because even though  it grossed her out.

I got over it, though, because as a woman, you just know in your bones that the process of aging naturally turns a person into her mother.  There really isn't anything to be done.  So you relax a little, start wearing comfy jeans and clipping coupons.  And have a baby.

I am at an age now where I look back on the majority of my mom's parenting decisions and just hope I can raise Maeve as wisely and well as I was raised.  Now I would consider it a badge of honor to be told "You're just like your mother."  

So as my parents spend a glorious 3 weeks here for Christmas, I'll have a blast hanging out with my mom, and I'll learn as much as I can.  We moms gotta stick together!

Me and my Momma


  1. I can totally relate... Although my mom and I don't look alike at all... I am SO her! lol

    Guys turn into their dads too- good thing I like my FIL!!

    And that is such a cute pic of you and your mom :)

  2. I am definitely my mother's daughter--I learned there was no use in denying it a long, long time ago. :D Have a great holiday with your mom! (And that picture of both of you is just awesome)

  3. You, my dear, are so very wise! I hope your three weeks are positively fabulous! : )

  4. Oh yes, we do become our moms, don't we? I'm glad you are able to find wisdom from yours. A gift. I'm learning to find the wisdom in mine, although much of the time I worry about becoming too much like her, and not in a good way. Have a wonderful visit with your family!