When we were younger, as much as we loved our mothers, they could talk a good load of rubbish. They would give us silly advice, tell us white lies that were clearly untrue, and always stick their noses into our business. As wide-eyed teenagers, we swore we would never be like them!
Fast-forward a couple of decades, and we are starting to realise that our very worst fears are coming true! We are becoming more and more like our mothers every day. As we parent our own children, our mothers are watching on with that knowing glare which seems to say, ‘I told you so’.
So here are some examples of those phrases that slip out of our mouths and remind us we are not so different to our mothers after all…
1. If the wind changes while you’ve got that dirty look on your face, you’ll be stuck like that.
2. Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know!
3. If you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all