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    25 People Shared How They Knew They'd Turned Into Their Parents, And I Wish I Could Help Them

    "I realized I'd become my mother when I started obsessively straightening piles of books on tables at Barnes and Noble."

    We recently shared a post in which women described the hilarious ways that they realized they were becoming their moms, and it made me laugh and quiver like no other:

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    Well, our readers chimed in with some hilarious comments about the ways they knew they had become their parents, and it's so hilariously relatable, I can't even:

    1. "I used to make fun of my mom for buying the same clothes in every color β€” and now I have five of the same tank top in four different colors."

    2. "I realized I'd become my mother when I started obsessively straightening piles of books on tables at Barnes & Noble."

    β€”Thebiggestsparrow

    3. "When I started bragging about how I wake up early without needing an alarm clock."

    β€”jessicap45f5ca501

    4. "When I bought a set of bathroom towels for decor, and use completely different towels to actually dry my body."

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    β€”tfeaster21

    5. "I realized I was becoming my mom when I began collecting pens from anywhere that offers a pen. And if it writes well, I come back for more! The bottom of my purse is full of them!"

    β€”Mistrssbrwn

    6. "When I told my young cousin to stop talking to me like one of her 'little friends.'"

    β€”That Emo Chick

    7. "When I was a kid, my dad always backed into parking spaces, and I found it annoying. Then, when I was an adult, I was once in a tight spot at a restaurant, so instead of pulling an Austin Powers, I just backed right in...

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    "Ever since then, I always back into parking spaces β€” those few extra seconds are worth it when you leave!"

    β€”degobrah

    8. "I knew I'd become my mother when I started hoarding plastic bags under my sink."

    β€”unicorns

    9. "When I asked my 6-year-old, 'If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?'"

    β€”childrenofthecornbread

    10. "When I started bragging about what a good deal something was."

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    11. "When I was younger, I once held an intervention for my mom's plant addiction. Well, the other day, I went to the store for one thing...and came home with wine, plants, and no memory of what I actually went there for!"

    β€”rebam3

    12. "When I was at a concert and I noticed some drunk people in their early twenties, and I asked them if they were even old enough to drink."

    β€”Valsburger

    13. "The time I yelled, 'Where are my glasses?!' when I was actually wearing them."

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    14. "I realized I turned into my mother when I told my fiancΓ© he was folding the laundry wrong."

    β€”bridgetd5

    15. "The first time I bought linen shorts with an elastic waistband, which I've been wearing all the time during quarantine."

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    16. "Whenever my mom would drop something or stub her toe, she would say, 'God bless America.' Now, for some reason, I do it too."

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    17. "I realized I was turning into my dad when I was cooking with some friends, picked up a pot of noodles to drain, and said, 'Coming through β€” HOT STUFF!'"

    β€”j45be10642

    18. "When I started stealing little jam packets for no reason."

    β€”angelineibailey

    19. "When my boyfriend got home from work 30 minutes before dinner and grabbed a snack, and I warned him he was going to spoil his appetite."

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    20. "When I was a kid and I'd yell in the mornings, my mom would say, 'Do you want to wake up the whole neighborhood?!' Fast-forward to me as a teenager, babysitting a kid who was screaming at 8 a.m., and I said, 'Do you want to wake up the whole neighborhood?!' It was scary."

    β€”nutmeg

    21. "When I started getting angry when other people baked in my kitchen."

    β€”akylam

    22. "I used to be great at telling stories and jokes and would tease my mom for being bad at both. Now I occasionally find myself forgetting the middle part of a joke or rambling during stories. The horror!"

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    β€”Connor

    23. "When I got excited over buying a Scrub Daddy β€” yep, excited over cleaning supplies! I'm 17."

    β€”balletkoster

    24. "I used to make fun of my mom for watching Dancing With the Stars and The Voice, and here I am, fully invested in finding out who the Kitty is on The Masked Singer."

    β€”bridgets5

    25. "I haven't actually turned into my mother β€” I've turned into my GRANDMOTHER. I always have snacks on hand, which I keep in plastic bags that I reuse until there are actual holes in them.

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    "It wasn't the way I expected to keep her legacy alive, but it does make me smile and remember her, plastic bags and all."

    β€”_overandout_

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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