There’s some magical force that immediately makes women ALL start doing the same “mom things” once they have kids. And sure, some moms skip a few of them . . . but no one is totally immune.
A new survey asked people how many of these classic “mom things” their mothers did when they were growing up . . . or still do now. Check ’em out . . .
- Leaves you in the grocery store line while she goes to grab one more thing . . . 90% of people’s moms have done that.
- Texts with just one finger . . . 83%.
- Won’t get you a snack when you’re out because you “have food in the house” . . . 82%.
- Gets into never-ending conversations with people she runs into at the store . . . 73%.
- Still holds grudges against kids who wronged you years or decades ago . . . 69%.
- Tells you that you look beautiful or handsome even when you look terrible . . . 68%.
- Holds her arm out in front of you when she slams on the brakes . . . 58%.
- Calls celebrities by the wrong name . . . 55%.
- Literally always has tissues on her in case you need one . . . 51%.
- Hands you mail that was addressed to you that she’d already opened . . . 49%.
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Is this a mom who’s doing the right thing to protect her kid . . . or ridiculously coddling her kid? It’s a damn good question.
A woman named Bunmi Laditan in Quebec, Canada has a 10-year-old daughter named Maya in elementary school right now. And she sent Maya’s teachers an email on Tuesday to tell them she’s DONE with homework.
Quote, “Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She’s been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4:00 A.M. worrying about her workload.
“She’s not behind academically and very much enjoys school . . . doing two-to-three hours of homework after getting home . . . is leaving little time for her just to be a child and enjoy family time.”
She posted a copy of the email on Facebook and it’s been going viral ever since. It seems a lot of the responses so far have been supportive of her . . . but there’s some negative mixed in too.
Somehow, a teenager forgetting to do his chores has become international news.
There’s an 18-year-old kid named Connor Cox who’s a freshman at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. And a few weeks ago, he got a care package from his mom.
But when he opened it up, all he found inside was a bunch of trash.
And not just any trash. It was the trash he was supposed to take out back when he was at home for winter break, but he forgot.
Connor posted a picture of the box of garbage on Twitter and now it’s going viral.
Children today are larger than children used to be. It’s fine, food is delicious, and based on adult weight trends we’re obviously in NO position to judge. But you have to imagine it wreaks havoc on Santa’s lap this time of year.
And he finally snapped. Metaphorically. I don’t mean his leg bones literally snapped under the weight of an American child.
A nine-year-old kid named Anthony Mayse went to sit on Santa’s lap in Forest City, North Carolina last weekend, and asked him for an iPod Touch and a drone.
But at the end of their conversation, Santa told Anthony, quote, “Lay off the hamburgers and French fries.”
Anthony was really upset and started crying, and now his mom wants the city to fire Santa.
The town manager says Santa has apologized, but for now, he’s keeping his job.
(ABC 13 – Asheville)
E! Online staffers discussed shows their parents didn’t let them watch when they were kids. Their answers included “Sex and the City”, “The Simpsons”, “Ren and Stimpy”, “Singled Out” . . .“Beavis & Butthead”, “The Sopranos”, “Six Feet Under”, “The X-Files”, and “South Park”.
So that brings up the obvious question: What shows did your parents forbid you from watching . . . and if you have children now, what ones don’t you want them watching?
(I grew up in the late ’80s and ’90s, and wasn’t allowed to watch “The Simpsons”, “Married with Children”, and “The Ren & Stimpy Show”, mainly because I think my mom thought it was too gross or something.)
(Cable shows are big now, so do you let your teenagers watch stuff like “Game of Thrones” or “The Walking Dead”? And how old are they?)