Resistance is futile
Monday, May 28, 2012
The image says it all really! It's not the fact that I look like my mum that bothers me - that's genetic and I can't do anything about it. What I don't like are those little phrases of hers that pop unbidden into my head, particularly when trying on clothes. "That makes you look all wool and a yard wide" is not encouraging....
Oh am I glad its not just me......... my mum pops up everywhere and she died nine years ago!!
Posted by: Julie | Monday, May 28, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I know what you mean. If I hear myself say, "The lazy man's way is always the longest" One More Time.....
Posted by: Heather Cawte | Monday, May 28, 2012 at 05:05 PM
I not only hear mine in my head but in my ears - she still nags me!
Posted by: Peri | Monday, May 28, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Tell me about it! When I was young I vowed I would never say the things that my mother came out with and yet I find myself constantly saying them to my own children then automatically cursing myself for saying said "mother phrases". I know my eldest daughter will do exactly the same and when that time comes I shall smile wryly I think and think to myself "been there, done that, got the t shirt"!! :)
Posted by: ruth | Monday, May 28, 2012 at 07:11 PM
That certainly strikes a chord! I was trying on a dress today, looked at myself in the mirror in the changing room and said alound "ooh,no: too Polly longfrock.". (Yes, talking to myself, too).
Posted by: Rosie | Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 04:48 PM
When asked what time it was my mum always said,'Quarter past a daffodil' I say it all the time. My dads favourite expression was 'go to the top of the class, but don't take your books'
Posted by: Carol king | Monday, June 04, 2012 at 11:04 PM
It's just something we can not escape. We've all got a mother, even son's have a mother...and I see my husband's mother in him too! Just a curse to some or a blessing to others. How many times I've heard my girl's say "You sound just like grandma!"
Posted by: Love To Crochet | Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at 05:16 AM