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Are You Turning Into Your Mom?

Maybe not ~your~ mom, but definitely ~a~ mom.

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  1. Check off the things you like, even secretly.

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    Signing your texts.
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    Sending thank-you notes.
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    Making sure you bring a jacket, just in case.
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    Clogs.
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    Merrell, Clarks, or Danskos.
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    Sensible shoes of any variety.
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    Sensible undergarments.
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    Slips.
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    Half-slips.
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    Bras that offer a lot of "support."
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    Complimenting somebody's "figure."
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    Calling an outfit "flattering."
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    Jewelry that heavily features turquoise.
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    Jewelry made by a child even if it is terrible.
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    Eating half of a cookie but then deciding to also eat the other half.
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    Yogurt.
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    Making food just so you can have the leftovers.
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    Getting a doggie bag at a restaurant even when there's basically nothing left.
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    Forcing somebody to stay and eat with you even if they weren't planning to.
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    Anything from Talbot's.
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    Anything from Chico's.
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    Anything from Eileen Fisher.
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    Scented candles.
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    Hand towels.
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    Kitchen herb gardens.
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    Driving other people places.
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    Diagnosing yourself/others via the internet/over the phone.
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    Calling someone just to say hi.
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    Book club.
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    Spending more time at book club drinking wine than talking about the book.
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    Cutting things out of newspapers and magazines.
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    Giving those clippings to people who you think would appreciate them.
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    Coupons.
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    (Humble-)bragging about how little you spent on something.
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    Facebook, still.
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    Not really Twitter.
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    Saving mementos.
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    But hating clutter.
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    Telling your friends that the person who dumped them wasn't good enough for them anyway.
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    Subtly-but-not-that-subtly guilting people into doing things that are good for them but boring.
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    Flossing.
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    Showing people pictures of your pets/children/plants.
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    Unironic emoticons. (Not emojis, too advanced.)
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    Reality TV.
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    Having Projects.
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    Printing out/writing down directions.
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    Worrying.
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    Giving back rubs.
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    Loving a lot.
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    Oh, right: do you have kids?

 
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