Dad jokes and funny dad articles are everywhere, but how about a little love for the funny, weird, and quirky stuff that moms do?
That’s why this AskReddit is so perfect – finally we’re appreciating all of those little eccentricities that make moms moms. So read on, and then why don’t you give your mother a call, huh?
1. Mom calls
“Mom 1 min ago: “Where are you??”
Mom 2 min ago: “Why aren’t you picking up my calls?”
Mom 3 min ago: “You are normally home at 5:32pm on the dot, it is 5:33pm, are you home? Where are you?”
Then you call her back less than a minute after the last call/text and she doesn’t.”
2. A mom classic
“Be sure to use the bathroom before you go anywhere. You never know when you’re going to find the next one.
I live 2 minutes from work and still use the bathroom before I leave.”
3. Expert advice
“Hearing a ‘fact’ from an ‘expert’ on the news once and believing it forever.
i.e. My mom still thinks I should be getting nine hours and fifteen minutes of sleep after hearing that figure on the Today Show over a decade ago.”
4. Rage cleaning
“Vacuuming when they’re angry so everyone knows they’re angry and everyone is super uncomfortable and it’s loud and scary and I just want to die.”
5. Mom strength
“Moms are freakishly strong when they need to be. I remember my wife running away from a pissed off skunk, one kid in each arm.”
6. Just like Kramer
“While driving with you in the passenger seat they throw their arm across you if they have to hit the brakes.”
7. Loud! Noises!
“Tom! Dave! Brad! YOU! Stop that!”
8. Might get chilly
“Temp might get down into the 70s. “Make sure you bring a jacket” – A jacket is what you wear when your mother is cold.”
9. Slamming cutlery
“My mom would angrily wash the dishes. All you would hear was slamming cutlery. It was terrifying.”
10. A warning
“OMG A NATURAL DISASTER/MURDER/MAJOR CRIME HAPPENED IN A COUNTRY YOU WANT TO VISIT ONE DAY. YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER GO THERE. EVER.”
11. So true
“Texting with 1 finger whilst holding the phone entirely in the palm of their other hand.”
12. Split personality
“Mom screaming at the kids … phone rings … total personality shift! The caller would never believe we were fearing for our lives .03 seconds ago!”
“Licked her fingers to straighten out your eye brows/stray hair/etc.”
14. ‘Drink a lot of fluids’
“Me: (describes some type of physical ailment) Mom: “How much water have you drank today?”
15. Moms are the best
“Mom knows why you hate that bitch Shelby from high school and goes out of her way to casually let you know that last Thursday she saw Shelby at the gum, and goddamn has she gotten fat.
Love you, Mom.”