Friday 28 April 2017

More than half of us worry we're turning into our mum, study reveals

More than half of us believe we are turning into our mothers
More than half of us believe we are turning into our mothers

Eimear Rabbitt

It may not be something people want to admit, but more than half of us believe we are turning into our mothers - and it is not only women.

As Mother's Day on Sunday approaches, a new survey has shown 52pc of adults admit to having experienced a moment where they realised they had turned into their mother.

Almost one quarter (23pc) of men say they have had such a moment, compared with 81pc of women.

The research was commissioned by Beko in conjunction with their Mum of the Year awards.

The research also revealed that 19pc of adults claim to have forgotten to buy their mother a gift for Mother's Day on a few occasions, with men more guilty of this gaffe.

When it comes to advice, 39pc of us still rely on our mothers, while 23pc still have not grown out of turning to them for dinner.

In the 18 to 24 age category, many of us remain highly reliant on our mothers for cooking dinner from time to time (68pc), as well as washing and ironing our clothes (51pc).

"There's a grand stretch in the evening" has been revealed as one of our top three favourite Irish mammy phrases, along with "there's great drying in that weather" and "a letter came in the post for you, will I open it?".

Our mother's approval of our other half appears to be important to 58pc of us, with her blessing being more important for females (65pc) than males (51pc).

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