A few weeks ago, the inevitable happened: I turned into my mother.
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It happened at Nordstrom Rack where my daughter relentlessly begged for a t-shirt that I refused to buy. "Lily," I calmly said, "I refuse to pay 20 dollars for a shirt that has holes in it. If you want a shirt with holes, go home and rip one that you own."
And then it hit me. My mother had said the exact same thing to me 30 years before. I cried and cried for the acid wash jeans and the holey shirts and she refused. I swore that when I had kids someday, I would buy the trendy clothes for them unlike my mean mother and break this vicious cycle. So, of course, I bought Lily the damn shirt and rolled my eyes the whole time.
Seems I'm not the only one who says things I swore I wouldn't. I posed the question on my Facebook page, and here are my favorite replies. And, yes, I think I've said them all.
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