Friday 15 December 2017

Why turning into Mummy Dearest is the inescapable fate awaiting all women

Actresses Rumor Willis and Demi Moore arrive at the Cinema For Peace event
Actresses Rumor Willis and Demi Moore arrive at the Cinema For Peace event

Helen Moorhouse

IT all starts innocently enough. When you're born, everyone's at it: "Isn't she just like her mammy?" Your granny says it. The lady in the chemist says it. Your bib even says it. So it must be true.

Fast forward 31 years to when, according to a survey released this week by those learned anthropologists at DottyBingo.com, you stop being like your mammy and suddenly become her. Insert scary music here.

"Every girl becomes her mother," said Oscar Wilde, and Dotty Bingo has proved categorically that it is as unavoidable as slipping your foot into a Scholl and going "Aaaah", and as inevitable as conceding that yes, massive pants really are the best.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss