In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I’ve Become My Parents.”
My mum used to get annoyed about housework stacking up, be it the cleaning or the washing up, I now understand exactly where she was coming from. After my mum passed I found myself frustrated with sharing the house with my stepfather and stepbrother, they are two messy individuals and I began to fully understand why my mum used to yell the house down.
Only recently, I became aware that I had picked up a few of my mum’s habits when I asked my stepbrother to bring down the glasses from his room before he left home. In that moment I was clearly channelling my mum.
I can only guess in time and maybe when I decided I have children that I will develop more of my mum’s habits. Like mother, like daughter.