Anyway, if you happen to be one of the lucky people out there who have a good relationship with your mom - then I have some REALLY great news for you! Okay, are you ready for it? Here it goes... CONGRATULATIONS! You are basically about to turn into her. Yep, that's right - at least, that's what science says anyway.
The head of this cutting-edge, slightly horrifying research is a man named Dr. Julian De Silva, who is a plastic surgeon at the Centre of Facial Cosmetic Surgery in the good ole' United Kingdom. Recently, Dr. De Silva his patients are getting younger and younger (which is kinda sad, if you ask me). Perplexed by this, he then decided to look into why people want to have plastic surgery sooner on in life.
Dr. De Silva reportedly researched over 2,000 people and asked them when exactly they started to feel and act like their parents. Questions included things such as when they started consuming the same media, when they started liking the same activities and when they started using the same colloquial expressions etc.
The study showed that 52% of women started acting like their moms between the ages of 30 and 35, and 26% of them started acting more and more like there mothers from the ages of 35 to 40 years old. A mere 10% felt that they held off the phenomenon until they were 40 or even 50 years old.
So, the question I'm sure is burning on your mind; what does this mean for you? Well, you will probably start absorbing news from the stations your parents liked, preparing the same exact family meals, and begin to use the same old expressions you couldn't STAND to hear as a child. Are you horrified yet!? Cause I know I freakin' am.
Yes, the thought of starting a new family can be somewhat inspiring. There is, however, a less exciting factor that might just motivate you to act more like your mom: you probably look more like her.
As women regrettably edge towards the middle of their lives, they start to develop... oh gosh, I don't even think I can type it... WRINKLES! Dun dun DUNNNNNN! Their bodies also begin to change, and their tastes change along with it. Suddenly, wearing an ugly-a*s sweater at a holiday party doesn't seem so bad after all. And hey, what's so wrong with butterscotch candies, anyway?
But it doesn't stop there, oh no! The more you look like your mom and take on the same responsibilities as she had, the more you become like her. You see, you pick up those little features of her personality that once truly did make you cringe. You become a symbol of responsibility and success (hurray!) just like your mom.
So folks, the only advice I can give you is to start appreciating your parents now because you are literally about to notice that you are just like them.