As a child, there was nothing more evident than the fact that you and your parents were different species. You want to stay up and eat ice cream, but they forced you to eat broccoli and be in bed by a decent hour. You wanted to watch hours of cartoons but they made you read a book instead. There was just no seeing eye to eye.
Time passes and you start seeing small, but significant similarities between you as an adult, and your parents. From behavior to tastes in food, to what makes you upset, before you know it, you are basically your mom or dad.
It's a serious moment of your adult life when you start noticing the change, but it's also hilarious to realize that we really are our parents' children. A Reddit thread proved that when people came forward to share their best and worst stories of times they realized they were turning into their parents, whether they wanted to or not.
It's the circle of life.
We all end up acting just like our parents.
It happens to the best of us, really.
When you start to fall asleep in your recliner way too easily.timshel_life
I mean, those recliners are crazy comfortable.
When you hate loud noises.itsalwaysamyth
Those dang youths with their loud music!
A growing pile of things you don't really need.docjohnholliday
Hey, those rubber bands might come in handy!
When you inherit the sassypants gene.jilly_is_funderful
Being sassy runs in the family.
Getting excited over good coupons.ThatGuy798
Okay, but is there anything more exciting than saving a few bucks?
When you get worked up over dirty dishes.okrafriedokra
Just wash that dang spoon! It's not that hard.
Getting way too comfortable.TheBobolly
It's the natural sound of a hard days work.
Looking forward to hardware shopping.wirwarennamenlos
There's nothing like a good Home Depot run.
The youth pitying your poor video game skills.dipdipbeantot
This really is full circle.
Saying the same story multiple times, but forgetting you already said it.BOBfrkinSAGET
This is a true sign of aging!
Finding lost items.HeyYouThere101
That is a very special superpower!
When you realize you actually are the same person.befries
Stuff always come back in style.
Being resourceful in weird ways.azngirl7689
Tupperware is the currency of real adults.
Finding out your parents were indeed not made of money.
I always thought my father was a bit of a prude when it came to turning lights off in the house. Then I moved into my own place and my gf and friends kept leaving the lights on, and now that I pay my own power bill I always have to stop myself from screaming “Who left the lights on. DO I LOOK LIKE IM MADE OF MONEY???" I am my father's son.-Yourmomsaidhii
If you are leaving the lights on, you better believe you are failing at life.
Having a clean house, at all costs.
Mother used to drive me nuts with her “I can’t sleep if the house is messy." Guess who was half drunk cleaning and taking down the tree after an NYE party until 3 am?-weasel13
It's a beautiful disaster.
Freaking out before people visit.runawaypurse
This house has got to look like a magazine!
Realizing you inherited some amazing qualities.
When I realized that I was becoming a compassionate, sympathetic, caring and loving human being and that I had my mom's influence to thank for all of it. Love you, mom.-scorchwing