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What do you wish you'd inherited from your mother?

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LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 26-Mar-19 14:47:22

We were talking about Mother's Day and thinking about the things we really wish we'd inherited from them. For me, it would have to be my mum's singing voice - I can't hold a note, yet she can make a song out of the week's shopping list and sound like she should be on stage. What do you wish you'd inherited from your mum?

boheminan Tue 26-Mar-19 14:51:21

Her ability and patience to knit fair isle jumpers.

Alima Tue 26-Mar-19 15:05:43

Mum’s extrovert personality, she could light up a room.

Jane10 Tue 26-Mar-19 15:11:00

From my mother? Nothing. 😐

lovebeigecardigans1955 Tue 26-Mar-19 15:11:28

I think I have inherited my mum's nimble fingers for sewing though I can't knit at her speed - she was so fast you couldn't see her fingers move.

MamaCaz Tue 26-Mar-19 15:14:59

Her ability to make friends easily. In fact her ability to easily recognize people, which is something that I struggle with!

Mapleleaf Tue 26-Mar-19 15:19:08

Her fantastic needlework skills - embroidery, tapestry, counted thread work, dressmaking. She was so gifted.

One more thing was her skill at small talk, she could chat to anyone. I’m ok once I get to know people, Mum could just chat to anyone ( though I would never have described her as extrovert, just good at chatting).

Joelsnan Tue 26-Mar-19 15:21:56

I have inherited my mothers figure despite leading very different lives and having a very different diet, I have morphed into her, Buddah belly etc. sad. She was a lovely lady though x

Bathsheba Tue 26-Mar-19 15:34:04

I loved my mother dearly, but there's nothing I wish I'd inherited from her. I wish I'd inherited my father's patience in putting up with her though! grin

DoraMarr Tue 26-Mar-19 15:36:40

Her looks- at 90 she is still an absolute beauty. My dad was a very handsome man, too. Unfortunately I take after him, and what is handsome in a man isn’t so attractive in a woman. My three daughters are absolutely lovely too. When I’m with them and my mother I am definitely the ugly duckling. Ahh well, at least I didn’t inherit her cooking “skills”......

Teetime Tue 26-Mar-19 15:38:04

Her thick skin.

1inamillion Tue 26-Mar-19 15:42:44

My mother was a Post Mistress and run a small grocery business.She was so good at mental arithmetic, if a delivery man was toting up a bill, mam could arrive at the correct sum before him - and that was reading it upside down so to speak.
She had lovely long fingers and played the piano. She didn't knit but could crochet beautifully. Sadly I have inherited none of these traits though I wish I had. It is 34 years since she died and I miss her so much.

Chewbacca Tue 26-Mar-19 15:44:17

Nothing whatsoever. I'm still trying to irradicate the bits I did inherit.

Day6 Tue 26-Mar-19 15:47:12

Her kindness and her optimism. She thought good of everyone.

I'd like to be as lovely as she was.

M0nica Tue 26-Mar-19 15:47:45

Her social skills and ability to attract people to her.

Greyduster Tue 26-Mar-19 15:54:28

Absolutely nothing.

crazyH Tue 26-Mar-19 16:05:47

My mother's height

nanaK54 Tue 26-Mar-19 16:09:43

Her knitting skills - I can knit but nothing like as well as mum who mastered some really complicated patterns
Maybe her longevity she died aged 93, only a 'maybe' there because her last year wasn't much fun at all, she had definitely 'had enough' when she passed away

GillT57 Tue 26-Mar-19 16:10:00

Her needlework and dressmaking skills

Calendargirl Tue 26-Mar-19 16:10:19

Her beautiful handwriting.

Grandmashe43 Tue 26-Mar-19 16:10:43

Her beautiful brown laughing eyes.

MacCavity2 Tue 26-Mar-19 16:16:01

Her long slender legs and beautiful ankles.

Humbertbear Tue 26-Mar-19 16:17:47

Her fierce loyalty to her family. No one in the family can do any wrong for her.

grannylyn65 Tue 26-Mar-19 16:30:22

Early death

Gonegirl Tue 26-Mar-19 16:32:23

grannylyn that is shocking. And so sad. 😢