Thursday, March 20, 2014

t3 - 3 signs I’m turning into my mother


I just want to start out by saying that I am incredibly, extremely, exceedingly, extraordinarily, tremendously excited because my mom and Nana come visit me tomorrow! Daniel has another {yes, another!} test on Monday, so the lovely women in my life are coming to spend some time with me. 

I’m still not sure what the plan is, but I know there will plenty of good conversation and yummy food – so that’s reason enough to look forward to our time together.

So, in honor of their visit, I’m going to let my Mom and the rest of the world in on some habits I’ve acquired recently – signs that I actually might be turning into my mother…

Sign #1  - Wearing Socks to Bed
For the first 22 years of my life, I slept in as little clothing as possible. “No pants, no problem!” was my motto {and maybe still is during all my waking hours}, but there was no way I was covering up my feet under the sheets. I’m a sweat-er! Maybe it’s the excruciatingly cold winter, but I’ve been comfortably wearing sweatpants, sweatshirts and warm, cozy socks to bed every night – something my mother always did, and I assume still does.

Sign #2 – Only Listening to K-LOVE
If you got in my mom’s car right now she would either have K-LOVE or The Message from XM radio playing. I used to always change it as soon as I got in - there was only so many times I could listen to Chris Tomlin's “Amazing Grace {My Chains Are Gone}” before I went a little crazy. But these days, it’s pretty much the only thing I listen to. I need something encouraging and uplifting on my way to work – not some trashy, gossipy talk show – and K-LOVE delivers. Now I only switch it off if "God's Great Dance Floor" comes on - sorry, Chris!

Sign #3 – Not Finishing My Sentences
If my mother is doing anything other than looking right at you with her hands still during a conversation, she won’t be able to finish her sentences. At first I thought it was age, and she just forgot what she was saying by the time she got to the end. But, now I think that I’ve really inherited the inability to multitask. So if my mom or I are cooking dinner, typing a text message, checking our email, or any other task that appears to be a good time to start a conversation, prepare to get super frustrated when we can’t complete a thought.

I’m sure there’s plenty more, but this will do for now. I love you, Mom, and I can't wait to see you!


Have you had any “oh my goodness, that sounds like my mother” moments?



21 comments:

  1. that is a great picture of you & your mom!!! :)
    i always hated wearing socks to bed cause i sweat too! but this winter i've been wearing them some because it's been so cold!

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  2. Jeri Jenkins DennisMarch 20, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    You have a Great Mom and Woman of God to look up to!!!! Love you both!!!!

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  3. Oh goodness, I'm turning into my mom too and it's crazy!

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  4. I have listened to all the little nuances from my mother over the years and now they are incorporated right into my stream of thought.....I don't know if it's a good thing or bad thing!

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  5. Yes, I'm going to go with the polar vortex winter, too. Now that it's warming up, I don't wear my sock as much. But, I'm still wearing the leggings.

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  6. I've ALWAYS been my father's daughter. My mom will tell you that flat out. I have all his personality traits. I look like my momma but I act like my daddy. Now, I've just started to pick up some of Mom's mannerisms.

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  7. Haha, I think it was bound to happen sooner or later, right?

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  8. I know what you mean. Most of the things I've noticed so far are pretty trivial (neither good or bad). But there are always those things you grow up hoping you will do differently (i.e. I hope I have different eating habits - I missed out on her "eat whatever I want and still stay skinny" genes).

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  9. Hahahaha! I swear I almost did a post like this yesterday for Confessions!!!! :D
    Pete only wear underwear to bed and it's so WEIRD to me! I've always been a shirt, pants and socks kinda girl!!

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  10. Thanks for the tribute! At least these things are like you said somewhat trivial and not my major flaws. lol Hopefully as the years pass and you recognize other traits that you have picked up they will be good things. Looking forward to our weekend without work and some much needed girl time. I have had way too much testosterone to deal with lately! It is tough being the only girl in the household.

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  11. I have had MANY moments like this, I cringe and then I have to laugh it off every time hahaha. I've learned to accept that I am my mother's child

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  12. We only listen to K-love over here and I swear it makes the biggest difference in my mood/day from all the positive vibes:)


    and i love this post.

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  13. I love K love! And... I am completely and utterly my mom. In all things. And we look alike, or at least I look like she did at my age.

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  14. Daniel does, too! And he's the most cold-natured person I know. We're like opposites in our waking hours, though. He's always complaining about how cold it is, and I'm trying to figure out how many items of clothing I can take off and still be appropriate.

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  15. I love you! And I had so much fun this weekend. It should happen more often. Hope you had a good time away from all the testosterone!

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  16. I like to laugh it off, too - there are way worse things in life than picking up my mother's habits. She's a beautiful, kind and generous woman & hopefully I'll pick up even more!

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  17. Doesn't it? I guess before work life I just didn't get into my car and listen to the radio every day. But there's really nothing else I can listen to right now!

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  18. I look exactly like my mom, too - but I act more like my dad. I got his stubbornness and competitiveness instead of her grace.

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  19. I love this post, Jenny!! I can TOTALLY relate (especially about God's Great Dance Floor. Also, Beautiful Day by Jamie Grace. Oy.) My mom is the same way about not finishing her sentences...she'll often forget what she's talking about in the middle of a sentence or get distracted :P She blames it on having six kids - I think she's always been that way ;)


    By the way, you look so much like your mom!

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  20. They have so many good songs to choose from - I don't understand why they have to play the same ones over and over, haha. And, thank you! I'm definitely going to take that as a compliment!

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