I’m Turning Into My Mother


All this time I thought that I was turning into my Nana (pictured at left. 92 this year, by the way.) I have a thing for crispy pizza, and I prefer thin china for my cups. My Mum and I joke about the fact that I’m skipping a generation and turning straight into her mother. But now… Well, I have checked out two books on organizing.

I could ignore the voice thing. My sister sounds like my Mum, too. It’s just that I also say the same things in the same tone. Again, my Mum and I are in the same line of work, so this can be explained away. (Though, it is sort of startling to hear her exact voice coming out of my mouth when I say things like “Walk!”) My Husband will tell you that my Mother and I have many of the same mannerisms. I could explain that away as the effects of nature and nurture. Everything could be explained away. But when you add the organizing books, a whole picture begin to emerge. My Mum has this thing about organizing and plastic organizers and books on organizing and 3×5 cards. The list goes on. I’d say that it has something to do with the fact that we are both Librarians, but I’d just be fooling myself.

Oh, well. I don’t really mind that much. My Mum is cool. I just want to make sure that I get to turn into my Nana too. I think it would be fun to say whatever I want just to shock the grandkids.

3 Responses to “I’m Turning Into My Mother”

  1. Audrey Says:

    I LOVE the picture of your Nana! Gorgeous!

  2. Mallory Says:

    Your grandma is quite the beauty! I would not mind turning into her. :) I love this line from a song: “we are our grandmother’s prayers, we are our grandfather’s dreams, we are the breath of the ancestors…we are sisters of mercy, fathers of time, daughters of dust, men of great vision…” It is cool to think that if 16 people who never knew each other had not found one another somehow, (great grandparents) I would not be here. It is freaky, however, to look in my mirror and see my mother staring back…

  3. angel Says:

    Audrey & Mallory – Isn’t she a beauty? I got the pic from this huge collage that my Aunt put together for Nana’s 90th Birthday party. It was the centerpiece. I need copies of some of the other pictures, though. I look like Nana’s Mum and my Father’s Mum apparently. And Mal, that song sounds really cool.

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