It will happen to you. You will turn into your mother (or in my case, my Nana.) Trust me, it will be out of your mouth before you realize it. That day you say something like, "Because I said so." Or, "Don't make me stop this car."
Granted, I haven't said anything like that in a while. My kids are nearly all teens and wouldn't put up with any of that at this point. However, last night we were watching "School Spirits" --which is people telling their ghost stories from college. So this group of guys in a frat house had some creepy things happen in their house.
I have a theory that the more boys, the more stupid. They egg each other on into ideas that simply don't work on a global or intellectual level. So this group of frat house boys decides to combat these freaky things happening in the house, they'll go buy a Ouija board.
So my daughter comes in and says, "How does a Ouija board work?" And that is when it happened! I channeled my nana. "Don't ever TOUCH one of these things. You'll invite demons into your life."
Oh my goodness. My daughter is the same age I was when my Catholic girlfriend (we were all Catholic, but you're not supposed to have a Ouija board if you're Catholic is my point) pulls a ouija board out of her closet and we asked Magic 8 Ball kind of questions. I was all excited to tell my Nana about out little session when she proceeded to scare the living daylights out of me with why I should never touch one.
I never did touch one again, but it's funny how those lessons take hold. (My nana was NOT a worrier and swore like a sailor, so when she told me to steer clear of the board, it meant something.)
I hope it means something to my daughter. The fact is, "School Spirits" did its own version of being Nana last night. I doubt anybody watching wants one at this point in life.
Did I sufficiently scare you?