I think a lot of us go through this. We spend our youth trying to rebel and be the complete opposite of our parents, and then one day we realize “oh sh*t, I’ve become my mother/father!”
Not that there’s anything wrong with that — it’s just a funny realization that things have come full circle.
In this article, people on AskReddit shared the moments this phenomenon happened to them.
1. Every time
“When I sit down and make a ‘dad noise’ “aaahhhhrgggaaa!”
2. Slow down
“My dad was a fairly tall guy, i used to hate walking with him when i was about 4/5 because he’d take giant steps and i had to basically jog everywhere while he dragged my hand. My son is now 4 and i caught myself doing that exact thing about 2 months ago. Now I walk slower.”
3. Stop me if you’ve heard this
“I repeat stories. Every time I go home to visit, I’ll hear things from my dad that he’s either told me by phone already or stories I’ve heard 100 times. I found that I have also started telling people about stories from my past that I’ve already told them. Convenient that I don’t make up BS, or I’d have to remember all my BS.”
“Answering stupid questions with stupid answers. For Example….
Family Member: What should I do with this dirty nappy you just changed? (The nappy bin is next to her)
Me: Put it in the fridge we will eat it later.”
“When I would get irrationally pissed off when I would come home at night and see my roommate left a spoon in the sink instead of just washing it real quick.
6. We’re the same
“I’ve always joked that my dad isn’t really my father and I’m just a clone of my mom; I look like her, laugh like her, same mannerisms etc. Then I got the exact same health issues that she has, at the exact same age they began for her.”
7. I let you win
“My 10 year old nephew let me win a video game cuz he felt bad for me, like I did to my dad 25 years ago on Super Nintendo.”
“My dad has always worked himself to death. Now he’s retired. When he comes over now as soon as he sits down on a couch he falls asleep within minutes. I’m noticing couches are starting to have the same affect on me.”
9. Think this is free?!?
“Easy, walking around turning off light switches complaining about waste of electricity.”
10. Clippin’ coupons
“I started enjoying looking at grocery ads for discounts and have 3 discount cards.”
“I’ve always had a little sass in me and most of my life, my shyness covered that up. Now I am a one woman sassacre. Thanks, mom. My brothers have been telling me for years that I am essentially our mom, to the point of calling me ‘little mother'(in an endearing way, not a norman bates way). I own it.”
“When I went from “Oh hey this restaurant has live music, cool!” to “Dammit – look at them setting up a drum kit. It’s going to be too loud. I can’t hear.”
13. You can use ’em later
“As I stared into the mass of various saved rubber bands and twist ties.”
14. Best part of the week
“Finding myself excited to go to Lowe’s. As a child I haaaaated being dragged to that store. As an adult and new homeowner I totally get the appeal of buying power tools and gardening supplies to work on various home improvement projects.”
“The moment I saw a high school picture of me…. turns out it was my dads high school picture. I’m identical to my father and it’s annoying as can be.”