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What Goes Around Comes Around – “I’m Becoming My Mother!”

by TerriAnn
Mother and daughter crying during movie

When I was younger, I used to tease my mom mercilessly when she would tear up during movies. The ‘tough’ kid I was thought it was so funny that she could cry during sappy chick flicks. Well, no matter how much we fight it, there are somethings we just cannot avoid.

As I got older, I became more and more sensitive to any ‘moving’ moments on screen, even if they were animated. Oh, no, I was becoming my mother. Payback had begun . . .

Mother and daughter crying during movie - I'm Becoming My Mother!

Becoming My Mother – The Vicious Cycle of Life

With a daughter of my own, the cycle continues. Every time we watch a movie, my daughter and husband just wait for when, not if, I start tearing up and becoming a hot sobbing mess. Munchkin’s been a bit more forgiving than I was as a child. Instead of teasing me she’d jump up to grab me some tissues and make sure I was okay. Her facial expressions always gave her amusement away though.

But, this story doesn’t end there. The other night, while watching the movie 13 Going on 30, my daughter actually cried a little bit! She turned to look at me and I turned to look at her and we were both teary-eyed! It was so cute how she was kind of laughing at herself. Hahaha, now my practically 13-year-old daughter is already starting to turn into me!

Frans took a couple photos to commemorate the occasion but, of course, those had to be sworn to family secrecy 🙂

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Rosey January 9, 2014 - 5:11 pm

My daughter is merciless in making fun of me for tearing up at movies. She’ll tell people I even cry at Bambi, which I do NOT (hehehe). 🙂

TerriAnn van Gosliga January 9, 2014 - 9:37 pm

Stinker! The real joy, though, is when she gets older and does it too 😉 In my case, I no longer tease my mom and even am more understanding of her now…

Kelsey Apley January 13, 2014 - 7:07 am

Hahaha I love it!!! Such a sweet post for sure. I love about you saying your daughter is coming to be more like you, very cute!

LyndaS January 13, 2014 - 7:28 am

I can totally relate. I wonder if it is our hormones that make us so emotional as we get older. I even feel like crying when my youngest gets an award for PERFECT ATTENDANCE at schoool. Why, oh why?

Jennifer @TheRebelChick January 13, 2014 - 9:04 am

I had to laugh at this! My daughter makes fun of me for crying so easily, but I know that she’s going to end up the same way when she is older!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell January 13, 2014 - 9:14 am

It used to drive me nuts that people would compare me with my mom. Ok, it still does, but the good news is that my sister has way overtaken me on being like my mom. I’m free! lol

Jenn January 13, 2014 - 10:19 am

The older we get, the more it happens. It’s like we morph!

Tammy January 13, 2014 - 11:22 am

Yeah, I know all about that. I’m way more like my mother than I’d care to admit 😉

Colleen January 13, 2014 - 11:36 am

Oh this is SOOO me I NEVER and I mean NEVER cried at movies, once I had kids I cry at the drop of a hat at almost anything, drives me crazy!

Penelope January 13, 2014 - 12:29 pm

I see myself resemble my mom in some ways, and it’s NOT a good thing, gah!

Anne - Mommy Has to Work January 13, 2014 - 2:08 pm

I know I’m like my mother…not a bad thing though! 🙂

Jenni January 13, 2014 - 7:13 pm

I feel like this when I get peoples names wrong. Sometimes I will call the same person 3 different names until I get it right. This is something I never understood until I had kids… now I am my mom.

Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews January 14, 2014 - 4:57 am

I cry while watching movies and TV shows all the time and when reading books too.

Donna January 14, 2014 - 8:38 pm

I turned into my Mom a long time ago. 🙂 And I’ve always cried at sad movies, books, commercials….

Shell Feis January 17, 2014 - 4:44 am

This is the cutest! I thought it was sweet enough when she brought you tissues but to be taking after you too? So sweet. {&I admit readily to being just like you- I used to make fun of my mom all the time but now I’m easily worse.}

Rachel @ following in my shoes January 17, 2014 - 7:56 pm

I am ALWAYS finding little things here and their and realizing those are things my mom did or does. YEsterday, I had another such moment when I started arguing with my daughter over homework …. and had her do the very thing my mom used to (which I hated)…. REWRITE SENTENCES. My daughter was not happy with he!

Mickey January 17, 2014 - 9:17 pm

I think my pregnancy hormones got stuck after my first pregnancy. I’ve never been able to handle sad shows and commercials since then!

Mellisa January 18, 2014 - 7:17 am

LOL, It’s scary to think of how much like my mother I am.

Vanessa: thequeenofswag January 18, 2014 - 12:44 pm

I feel this way every day and I don’t like it!

STEFANIE January 18, 2014 - 8:14 pm

I cry at anything now-a-days.

Lolo January 19, 2014 - 1:10 am

I teased my mom too, now I am the biggest cry baby. I think I even cry more than my mom now.

Toni January 20, 2014 - 2:15 am

Yep I always say I am my mother’s daughter and my daughter takes after me for sure.

Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com January 21, 2014 - 10:43 am

LOL, my daughter has such a tender heart that she cries at the things I cry at.

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