Its officially happened, I’ve become my mother.
The line was crossed on the 1st of May, it took 243 days from when I became a stay at home dad to cross that line.
‘It was going to happen someday!’
I read an article previously that said you turn into your mother by the age of 27. Now granted this ‘article’ (and I use the term very very loosely) was probably in one of the various women’s magazines I buy my wife to stay in the good books (by keeping her up to her neck in celebrity gossip, instead of thinking up jobs for me to do).
I’m 37, a full 10 years off but it has definitely happened. I don’t know why its taken me an extra 10 years, maybe its because ….I’m a man? maybe its because 30 is the new 20 (again women’s magazines told me this) who knows! Maybe its because I secretly* read women’s magazines (also white jeans are making a comeback in summer 2017, but that’s a story for another day).
*previously ‘secretly’ (how else would I know who’s fat and who’s not eh?)
How did I know I’d finally crossed the ‘becoming your mother’ threshold?
NEWSFLASH!! I've officially turned into my mother.
….I just used the 'there's kids starving in the world' line on my child.
— DaddyPoppins (@DaddyPoppinsBlg) May 1, 2017
Yes, I uttered the words “You know there are starving children in the world?” when trying to get my 7-year-old to eat food. It was a step too far.
As previously discussed on the Daddy Poppins Facebook page I knew I’d taken on some typical ‘Irish Mammy’ tenancies from day one
I posted this only 9 days into the stay at home dad journey with the caption ‘Level 1 of becoming your mother complete’
but this latest ‘kids starving’ statement was the final straw. .
Have you turned into your mother yet? At what age did it happen? How did you know? Let me know in the comments
In case you think I’m going a little over the top here did you see what I tweeted on Tuesday!!
"Some drying out"
– Daddy Poppins pic.twitter.com/SMnGwm9mcC
— DaddyPoppins (@DaddyPoppinsBlg) May 2, 2017