The older I become, the more I fear I am turning into my Mum after all.
You must remember telling yourself after your Mum complained about something, or told you off for doing something you felt wasn't a big deal, or embarrassing you in front of your friends, for example, that when you were older you were never going to behave like that? Yep I did the same.
Well, recently I find myself thinking or saying things about the younger generation, in particular, that I can just envisage being the type of things my Mum would have said to me when I was a youngster. Comments that probably used to make me cringe and think "muuuum shuuut up!" in my head, of course, for I would never dare say it to her face!
Obviously back when I was a child the subject matters would have been slightly different to what I find irritating now, but the principles are the same.
Here are some examples of me sounding more and more like my Mum:
* Teenage boys who wear those skinny jeans that just don't fit properly
I mean they can't otherwise they would fit over their bottoms. I don't want to see tomorrows dirty washing being paraded in front of my face, thanks very much! I just want to say, "pull your trousers up!"
* School children who even in the middle of winter or on a wet day don't wear a coat!!
Do they not feel the cold or the rain? Brrrr! I don't know how they can stand the cold in just their school trousers and polo shirt, set sleeved I hasten to add, and why have they been allowed to leave the house without a coat or jumper??
* Teenagers drinking energy drinks!
Why do they need energy ? They are teenagers they should be in abundance of energy and get up and go! If they are that tired then clearly they need to get more sleep! They don't even know what real tiredness is - try surviving on 1 -2 hours sleep a night for several weeks, now that is tiredness! And I didn't drink energy drinks to get me through the days. Its not good for them all that caffeine and sugar in those drinks and I think maybe their should be an age limit on them.
* Youngsters who swear out loud on the streets or in shops/cafes etc... Or, as I discovered last weekend, in the swimming pool!
Why kids feels the need to say the 'f word' in front of anyone let alone toddlers I find hard to comprehend. The 'colourful' (yes, I did just use the word colourful!) language they exchange with one another is unbelievable quite frankly, and it always makes me wonder if they are allowed to speak like that a home or if their parents mind? Or is it all bravado and they speak better when at home! I want to ask them to stop but I know all I will get is a load of swear words in return! It just sounds so awful, in my opinion.
* Kids hanging around on street corners or outside kebab houses in the evenings.
Don't they have anywhere better to hang out? They huddle together taking up all the width of the pavement, and if you want to pass them you have to set out into the road because they won't move out of the way. And you don't want to say "excuse me" and hope they will move to let you pass on the pavement because a group of 10-12 teenagers can be a little intimidating when it's dark. Makes me smile when I think that they would rather stand out in the cold or wet with their mates laughing and swearing (sometimes drinking and smoking) rather than be at home in the dry and warm with their families!
I am sure there are more, but these are the ones which spring to mind most often.
I suppose my only saving grace is that my boys are too young at the moment to be embarrassed by my observations!!
Are you becoming more like your Mum too as you get older, maybe more so since you have become one yourself? I am hoping it is not just me!Since posting this I have decided to join in with the Brit Mums NaBloPoMo challenge - that is to write a post every day for the whole of November. I will try to write some proper heart felt posts as well as my photo linky, recipe or review posts BUT if I am having trouble then I may resort to one of those posts as my NaBloPoMo post for a certain day. So this Sounding Like My Mum post is my first - only 29 more to go - wish me luck!
I am also linking this ranty type post up to a fab little feature called I am also linking this up as a post that should have down better