Are you turning in to your mum?!
Here at Hallmark we love our mums, so much so that sometimes we find ourselves repeating the things she says and picking up those funny habits she does that we promised ourselves that we’d never pick up!
So as part of our Mother’s Day Cards for a Cure™ campaign (for which we’ve donated a whopping £1.25million to breast cancer charities), we decided to do some research in to this and interestingly we’ve found we’re not the only ones who think like this! In fact, we found that half of the nation believes that they are turning in to their mums, with the top five signs being:
Stocking up on groceries
Going to bed early
Being more outspoken
Watching soaps and drama
What’s more, the top 10 most popular mum phrases highlighting the transformation were voted as:
What did your last slave die of?
Close the door, you weren’t born in a barn
I can’t hear myself think
It will all end in tears
It will all come out in the wash
Who’s ‘she’, the cat’s mother?
You’ll catch your death in that
Don’t make a face like that, if the wind changes you’ll stay like that
You don’t get a pudding if you don’t eat your mains
You don’t know you’re born
It turns out that such phrases are most likely to come out when talking to our children, with more than a third of us (39%) admitting to using mums’ expressions with our kids and a quarter of us even claiming to talk this way with partners!
So it seems we’ve taken that special bond to a whole new level and whether we like it or not, we are all destined to take on a little bit of mum. It’s not really surprising though when you see that over a third of you lot look up to your mums as the most inspirational figure in your lives. Awwwww!