You Might Be #Adulting, But Here Are 11 Ways Mom Can Still School You

Being an adult is awesome. You can eat pan dulce for every meal. You can stay out as late as you want. And you can pay rent and work 40 hours a week. Yeah, it’s not always that awesome. Sometimes the responsibility of being an adult gets a bit heavy and you think it would be great to be a kid again, maybe have your mom help you fight your battles. Yeah, she might have made your life hell sometimes, but your mom always had your back when it came down to it. Here are 11 times we wish our mother could step in to fight our adult battles.

When you’re sick…


One of the worst things about being sick as an adult is that you have to take care of yourself. Yeah, you’ve got a temperature of 100 plus, but that cold medicine isn’t going to buy itself. Now’s the time when you wish you could just be a baby and let mama take over.

… And when you want to call into work.


Sometimes you’re just tired and you need a day off, but you already called in 4 days last week. No one knows how to go to bat for you like your mother, who’ll give your boss an earful if they try to make you come in.

When a sleazebag is hitting on you at the bar.


They say that you should never get between a mama bear and her cub. If any one corners you at the bar, call in mama to maul that would-be player.

Out drinking? Instead of a Lyft, call your mom to come pick you up.

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Driving around in a Lyft is always an interesting experience. Sometimes your driver is all kinds of chill, but other times they force you to hear their homemade trap songs or talk politics with you. Woof. If moms had a car service, you know you’d get home safe and you’d probably get to hear the latest chisme.

And fix the next morning’s cruda.

Nothing like mama’s menudo to get rid of the morning after blues.

When someone is lying right to your face but you can’t prove it.


Whether it’s your roommate or a complete stranger, people are going to lie to you. And while you might not always be able to prove it, the one person who could always sniff out a lie is your mother. In those moments when no one will admit to being dishonest, it’d be nice to have mom roll up and put the liars on blast.

When you get pulled over and you need someone to charm the cop.


We’ve all been pulled over, right? As angry as moms can get, they can also pull out the charm and sweet talk their way out of any jam. Think about where you learned that skill…

When you’re broke and she feeds you.


Short of committing a crime, you’ll pretty much do anything to get some of your mom’s homemade cooking. Especially when you’re a few days away from your next paycheck. Luckily mama always thinks you look skinny and will feed you until you’re old enough to have kids of your own.

When you throw a dinner party.

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I’m not as good as a cook as my mom is, TBH, and when I throw a party, the snacks are never a highlight. But mom’s got the bomb ass skills in the kitchen and loves to show them off. So nothing would make her happier than having a room full of my friends telling her how awesome her homemade carnitas are.

She’s also the best person to have when you need to kick everyone out of the apartment.


Sometimes you invite people over and then you can’t get them to leave. That’s where mama steps up. She might make a great host, but she’s definitely not shy about telling everyone to GTFO after she’s hit her damn limit.

But most importantly: she’s always there for you when you just need her.


Since day one, she’s always had your back. While she might have taken away your rights from time to time, she did it so you would grow up to be the best adult you can be. So be sure to take time out being an adult to give her a call or a hug this Mother’s Day!

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