17 Texts You Send Your Mom The First Month You Live Alone

17 Texts You Send Your Mom The First Month You Live Alone

When you're new to this whole adulating thing, your mom is your best resource.

When you're living on your own for the first time, you'll come across certain tasks and realize you have no idea what you're doing. Who's the best person to run to for advice? Your mom, of course!

1. How do I make hard-boiled eggs?

The only time I ever ate hard boiled eggs was when we colored them on Easter or when they were offered on a salad bar, so this is a valid question.

2. What do I clean the stove with?

A paper towel and water will do no justice on this killer mess I just made attempting to cook for myself.

3. Can I go to jail if I don't pay this $50 parking ticket?

It happens to all of us, especially on campus where there's never any parking. That doesn't mean we have $50 to blow on a parking ticket though.

4. How often should I change my sheets?

Also, how do you put a fitted sheet on a bed? I've never had to adult like this before.

5. Can I put this styrofoam take-out container in the microwave?

I'm really hungry, and it's 2 a.m., and I REALLY don't want to clean any dishes right now so...

6. What's our Netflix password?

I have to reconnect all my devices through my apartment's wi-fi, and I need to binge-watch Grey's Anatomy ASAP!

7. What's my social security number?

I wasn't trusted with my own Social Security card so do you happen to know it?

8. Why do I feel like an 83 year old woman all of the sudden?

Everyday I wake up, everything hurts, I'm exhausted, and I just want to watch T.V., like, all day.

9. How much Advil can I take without dying?

Please don't ask me why I need to know.

10. How much am I supposed to be spending on food in a week?

I try to buy only what I need, but I get to the checkout and magically spent $90. Is this normal?!

11. How do I get this stain out of my apartment's cream colored carpet?

I may or may not have spilled blue nail polish everywhere.

12. Why does the sink smell like something crawled down it and died?

Do all sinks smell this way? What kind of mysterious witchcraft do moms do to keep everything smelling so nice and fresh?

13. How do I mail something?

I've never mailed anything in my entire life, and I can't even address an envelope. Who trusted me to adult?

14. I left food in the trashcan too long, and now I have a gnat infestation...help?

I'm a lazy college kid, so even though my trash chute is just down the hall, I haven't taken it out in two weeks.

15. Is it normal for one person to go through a whole pack of toilet paper in two weeks?

If I go through this much toilet paper myself, I can't imagine how we have enough money for college when my mom pays for a family of three back home.

16. Can I use your PayPal to order Insomnia Cookies? It's an emergency, I promise

Because exams and assignments and stress, ugh!

17. How do you work ALL DAY and then come home and cook for yourself, shower, AND do all the other things you need to do without crying?

I have a new appreciation for everything you do. Especially because you do it for multiple people. Thank you!

Cover Image Credit: Emmy Rinehart

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9 Reasons Crocs Are The Only Shoes You Need

Crocs have holes so your swag can breathe.

Do you have fond childhood objects that make you nostalgic just thinking about your favorite Barbie or sequenced purse? Well for me, its my navy Crocs. Those shoes put me through elementary school. I eventually wore them out so much that I had to say goodbye. I tried Airwalks and sandals, but nothing compared. Then on my senior trip in New York City, a four story Crocs store gleamed at me from across the street and I bought another pair of Navy Blue Crocs. The rest is history. I wear them every morning to the lake for practice and then throughout the day to help air out my soaking feet. I love my Crocs so much, that I was in shock when it became apparent to me that people don't feel the same. Here are nine reasons why you should just throw out all of your other shoes and settle on Crocs.

1. They are waterproof.

These bad boys can take on the wettest of water. Nobody is sure what they are made of, though. The debate is still out there on foam vs. rubber. You can wear these bad boys any place water may or may not be: to the lake for practice or to the club where all the thirsty boys are. But honestly who cares because they're buoyant and water proof. Raise the roof.

2. Your most reliable support system

There is a reason nurses and swimming instructors alike swear by Crocs. Comfort. Croc's clogs will make you feel like your are walking on a cloud of Laffy Taffy. They are wide enough that your toes are not squished, and the rubbery material forms perfectly around your foot. Added bonus: The holes let in a nice breeze while riding around on your Razor Scooter.

3. Insane durability

Have you ever been so angry you could throw a Croc 'cause same? Have you ever had a Croc bitten while wrestling a great white shark? Me too. Have you ever had your entire foot rolled like a fruit roll up but had your Crocs still intact? Also me. All I know is that Seal Team 6 may or may not have worn these shoes to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Just sayin'.

4. Bling, bling, bling

Jibbitz, am I right?! These are basically they're own money in the industry of comfortable footwear. From Spongebob to Christmas to your favorite fossil, Jibbitz has it all. There's nothing more swag-tastic than pimped out crocs. Lady. Killer.

5. So many options

From the classic clog to fashionable sneakers, Crocs offer so many options that are just too good to pass up on. They have fur lined boots, wedges, sandals, loafers, Maryjane's, glow in the dark, Minion themed, and best of all, CAMO! Where did your feet go?!

6. Affordable

Crocs: $30

Feeling like a boss: Priceless

7. Two words: Adventure Straps

Because you know that when you move the strap from casual mode chillin' in the front to behind the heal, it's like using a shell on Mario Cart.

8. Crocs cares

Okay, but for real, Crocs is a great company because they have donated over 3 million pairs of crocs to people in need around the world. Move over Toms, the Croc is in the house.

9. Stylish AF

The boys will be coming for you like Steve Irwin.

Who cares what the haters say, right? Wear with pride, and go forth in style.

Cover Image Credit: Chicago Tribune

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11 Songs That I Haven't Been Able To Get Out Of My Head, And You Won't, Either

Finals is coming and these are the songs I keep on repeat.



1. "Goodbye Again" by Vertical Horizon

2. "Slip The Noose" by The Maine

3. "Cool" by The Jonas Brothers

4. "Broken Horse" by Freelance Whales

5. "Street Map" by Athlete

6. "All Eternal Things" by Trembling Blue Stars

7. "Don't Cry" by Emarosa

8. "Turn My Back" by Mayday Parade

9. "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot

10. "It's Tricky" by Run DMC

11. "Kiss Quick" by Matt Nathanson

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