A familiar dinner table scenario has prompted one local mum to realise she has turned into her own mother.
Another gruelling round of the will-they-won’t-they-eat-their-dinner dance has ended in disappointment and an inevitable epiphany for local mum Leah Parker
In response to her fussy eater’s claims that the healthy vege lasagne, which Leah spent an hour cooking, was “disgusting”, the exasperated Gymea mum blurted out something she’d heard decades earlier.
“I guess you’re not hungry then!” She spluttered, more annoyed than if she’d been called to collect her kids from daycare in the middle of a manicure.
As the familiar words fell from her mouth she heard her own mother’s frustrated voice.
The word-vomit continued.
“There are starving children in Africa who’d kill to have this for dinner!”
It is alleged that just moments later she began Googling Miller’s clothing in search of which below-the-knee styles would go best with orthopaedic Hush Puppy sandals- the kind of shoe that declare: “My high fashion years are over, I dress for comfort only from here on in.”
“Suddenly I was overcome by an urge to add All-Bran and low-sodium sauce to the grocery list.” Leah told the MOTS Mail later.
“I wish these kids would stop bloody aging me! It feels like only a matter of time before I’ll be calling my son to fix the computer.”
Leah had heard the tales that all women become their mother, and realised that she actually had been squinting at her phone and asking everyone if they were “warm enough” more often lately.
She caught her reflection in her phone as she turned on the volume for the keyboard buttons.
“Shit.” She said as she eyed her bushy nostrils and a couple of Daddy Long Legs that were poking out from her eyebrows “Looks like I’m also becoming my father.”
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