It recently occurred to me that we women spend the first 10-12 years of our lives wanting to be EXACTLY like our mothers.
We spend the next 20-25 years wanting to be ANYTHING BUT exactly like our mothers.
And then we give up and accept the fact that we are destined to BECOME our mothers, and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.
By that time, for most of us, it's too late to stop the cycle, because we've already reproduced.
Further proof that God has a sense of humor.