Like mother like daughter?

United States
February 6, 2007 7:11pm CST
Do you think the saying is true? For me it is. Now that I am a mother. I am exactly like my mother. How about you?
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I tried to resist it for years, but as I've gotten older, I realize I am a lot like my mother. I learned a lot from her as a mother myself, and I hope when my own daughter grows up she can feel as close to me as I do my mom.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I totally agree. I hope the same for my daughter!
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think it is very true, I am like my mom in alot of way's. My step daughter's are becoming more like there mom as well. I think it is rather neat though it helps me to see a better side of there mom.
@pearl1003 (671)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
Yes, i think it's true... My mom and i have so many similarities... My Aunts and uncles always say my mom and i are almost the same... And when we're together at a mall, we end up buying the same things sometimes. She's got that couch potato habit, and that made me believe so much in that saying, "like mother, like daughter" because i like sitting up with my eyes focused on tv too or PC... and i do it everyday... what's funny is, my mom is sitting up beside me! :)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I know how that is. U go to the mall and buy the same things or give advice on what looks cute. lol
@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think that's true in a lot of ways. People are always telling me that I'm a lot like my Mother was, I consider that a big compliment. While I'm not exactly like her in every way, it's been said I have her easy going temperment and sense of fairness. My Mother was nothing like her Mother, however. (I'm glad she didn't get HER temperment, lol!) I think that's where the phrase comes from 'the nut doesn't fall too far from the tree.' We live with our Mothers, and spend a lot of time with them. I'm sure we pick up a lot of our attitudes and learn about life and how to handle it from them, so it seems likely that in that way we will become a lot like our Mothers in a lot of ways.
• United States
7 Feb 07
Very true, very true!
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• United States
10 Feb 07
I am not totally like my Mother. We look similar and I find that the older I get the more I sound like her. Not in tone, but by the words and phrases that I choose to use. I think this is what we learned as a child and we basically are destined to repeat certain characterists of our parents & grandparents. Our children will mimic things that we do. It is the highest form of flattery to be copied in some form.
@wahmbuddy (392)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
I think it is true. I think when we are first young adults, we try to resist being like our parents saying things like I'd never do that to my kids. Then as we are parents and get older, for me anyway, I just find things falling out of my mouth that my mother would say. It's not so bad though I think she was most excellent (and still is)!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
It can be true. I wasn't much like my mother at all growing up, but as I get older I realize that I'm like her in a lot of ways. I'm also VERY different from her in a lot of ways too though.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
The older I get, the more I act like my Mom. I also think sometimes when I look in the mirror, I'm looking more and more like her too!! The only thing is, my Mom can hold a grudge a lot longer then I can!! Other then that, I think she's very wise, and I'm proud to have her as a mother and to be like her!! :)
@genetech (46)
• Finland
18 Feb 07
I was very much against it till my 24th year till when I was with my mother. I always thought we had differences in the way we think about many things and our reactions to certain incidents...but now that I am far away from my mother, and doing things more independently all by myself, I realized that I am behaving exactly the same way my mom does. In certain circumstances, I have noticed, that I am even answering the same way she does so politely and very unknowingly I get the same words and phrases that she uses. Now I can very confidently say like mother like daughter.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
17 Feb 07
My mom and I are very, very different. I love her, but we're just so different. That'a fact!
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
i would say that it is true for me and my mother. she is a very special women and i am proud that i am very much like her. we are the same when it comes to our principles in life. we do our best to provide what we can for our family. we talk a lot :), we are friendly and most of all, we are God-fearing individuals.