By NATALIA HAWK
Hey you. You there.
Are you in your late 20s or early 30s? More specifically, are you about to hit the grand age of 31? If so – BRACE YOURSELF. Because you’re about to turn into
Godzilla your mother.
That’s right. It’s long been a theory/cliche that as women get older, they begin to turn into the woman who raised them. But – until now – we have never had an exact age for this moment.
According to a new (and obviously very – cough cough cough – scientific) survey done by a bingo website called DottyBingo.com, women stop insulting and start imitating their mothers at the age of 31. Incidentally, this generally coincides with the birth of their first child.
According to the UK Telegraph – DottyBingo started the poll after finding that 80 per cent of bingo players “picked up the hobby from their mothers, grandmothers or other female relatives” – and they thought they would see what other behaviours are passed through generations. They wrote:
The poll found most women turn into their mothers between the ages of 30-35 – chosen by 52 per cent. Within this group, 31 was the most popular age for the change, chosen by 27 per cent of those polled.
Some of the common indicators? Enjoying the same tv shows and hobbies and even TASTE IN MEN. Hmmm.
Personally, I evidently didn’t get the age 31 memo, because I’m pretty sure that I have already turned into my mother. It’s been a slow descent, but I’m definitely getting there. Here are a few reasons why:
1. My favourite TV shows are Downton Abbey and Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals.