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  1. Yup yesterday I heard myself saying to Helen ‘I don’t want you to apologise I want you to not do it in the first place’ my mum used to say that to me a lot and I never understood what she meant- until now!

  2. So true – especially when I catch myself saying ‘ Because I said so!’

    I find it hilarious when I hear our children using phrases I know they’ve got from me or my husband. Our eldest is six and she’s turning into me already! 🙂

    (Visiting from the #mummymonday link-up.)

  3. I know the feeling. I constantly hear myself say “eat your food” now when I used to hear it all the time from my mom.

    • Ha ha! Do you try and catch yourself when the words start coming out, I’ve started changing my words halfway through a phrase to stop sounding like my parents! 🙂

  4. Unfortunately I have already completed the transformation with gems like: ‘It’ll end in tears.” and ‘Because I said so.” featuring strongly in my day to day vocabulary. I’m pretty sure I swore I’d never say this stuff when I was a kid.


  5. Haha! Yes, yes and erm.. yes! I quite like the fact that these little paraphrases are being passed down throughout the generations though! My absolute favourite — although I didn’t understand it when I was a child, when my parents said it to me — is:

    Question — ‘Why?’

    Answer — ‘Zed’

    My mum and dad used to say it ALL the time in answer to the ‘Why’ question. It’s only when I got older that I understood it!! Haha 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro |

  6. Perhaps it’s inevitable! And don’t forget, your children will be turning into you too… As soon as they can talk, the words that come out of their mouths are your words. Look forward to that moment when you can watch them with their own children and hear them saying all the same things 😉

  7. Hah hah 😀 Yes, I can definitely see that in myself. I am slowly turning into my own mum, both in terms of what I say, how I say it and how I look like. Especially when I am annoyed I am just like my mum. It is shocking when you realise you’ve said something that could have come out of your own mums mouth 🙂


  8. I’ve been turning into my mum for years. Unfortunately, one of her favourite phrases is “because I say so, that’s why”. And of course I’m discovering that kids are excellent at mimicry! Their other favourite (of mine) is “I’ve only got one pair of hands you know!” #binkylinky

  9. Haha I love this. We were just saying yesterday that I am slowly turning into my mum so quickly.
    I was doing so well until Evie started to have tantrums & has started to prefer sweet fruit to healthy greens. Now I’m saying things like: ‘You must eat all of your greens first’.

    I guess we turned out OK, so maybe it’s not always a bad thing. 😀 x

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