Moms. Every group needs one, and every group has one. Being the "mom" of the group can, quite frankly, be a lot of work but as the mom, you know you wouldn't want it any other way. Are you the "mom" of your friend group? Here are 12 tell-tale signs that you're practically the glue that holds them together.
1. You are always conveniently carrying around everything you need in your purse.
2. You always carry around an extra jacket.
3. You are always the DD at parties/events.
Ahh... the ever so famous Designated Driver. As the "mom", you are automatically assigned the role of DD for any sort of group outing. Being the responsible one of the group, it's sort of an unspoken rule to take on the position; however, you've learned to not mind staying sober for parties so long as your friends get home safely and in one piece.
4. You always know where everyone is at all times.
You've even gone so far as to sharing each others' locations through group message so that you can always keep tabs on them. Knowing where everyone is at all times actually comforts you and makes you feel better when you are apart from your best friends.
5. You are always the one making sure they get home safely.
When you and your friends part ways to go home, you're always the one they have to check back with when they get home. You require at least a simple text from them to let you know they've made it back alive.
6. You are practically responsible for making sure they get their homework done.
Now this is a responsibility that you took on when you became the "mom". Without you being stern with them and keeping them on track, they'd never get anything done. You nag them like any mom should but you do it for their sake, and look at how great they turned out!
7. You are always the first one they go to for advice.
As the "mom" you always seem to know what to do in every situation. That's why they always flock to you when they don't know how to reply to a text or when they just need someone to talk to about life. Your superior wisdom and experiences are things they are grateful for and just can't argue with.
8. You always know how to stay impartial during fights.
When two of your friends get into a fight over something, you know exactly how to not get in the middle of the argument. As the "mom", you're primarily responsible for keeping the peace within the group and making sure nobody's hair gets messed up in the process.
9. You always make sure they've eaten something.
No matter how busy you may be, you always make sure your friends have eaten something. If they are hungry, you have snacks for them and if they are too busy with homework to grab a decent meal, you go out of your way to bring them something so they don't starve. Your life motto has since become, "Momma don't eat until all her cubs are fed" and you consistently seek to live by it.
10. You always know what they need and when they need it.
Having been friends with them for so long, you've developed certain "motherly" instincts that allow you to know exactly what they need and when they need it. You just have this amazing telepathy that allows you to be one step ahead of the game when it comes to their needs.
11. You are always judging the quality of their boyfriends.
When it comes to relationships, no one is wiser than you. You have this innate ability to tell a guy's personality by the way he walks and so you're always judging your friends' boyfriends to see if they're good enough. After all, nothing's more important than your approval.
12. You are the one who keeps them sane.
Everyone can get a bit tense and crazy every once in a while but it's during times like this they couldn't be more thankful to have you as their "mom". You know just how to calm them down and get them focused on what really matters.
Overall, whether or not they openly acknowledge all that you do for them, you know your friends are thankful to have you as their "Friend-Mom" because let's face it, what would they do without you?