19 Signs You're Not The Mom Friend, You're The DAD Friend

19 Signs You're Not The Mom Friend, You're The DAD Friend

Step over, mom. There's a new 'parent friend' in town.
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We all know the mom friend of the group. She texts to make sure you make it home safely, always has a water bottle for you and probably is far more comfortable hitting the sack at 10 p.m. than going out and drinking.

Well, step aside, mom friend. There's a new cool parent in town and it's me: The dad friend.

1. You make dad jokes constantly

*Leaving your apartment with your friends to go downtown* "Got your wallet? Got your phone? Got your head? HA!"

2. You offer to eat everyone's unfinished food

If you see a slice of pizza just lingering on your friend's plate, untouched, you will offer to eat it.

3. You know at least 2 "dad tasks" and your friends request your help with them

Car needs to be jumped? Who you gonna call? DAD FRIEND.

4. If you've been to the area literally once, you will go rogue with no GPS

"Let's just go without the GPS. I'm sure we'll find it, my parents drove through here 7-8 years ago on the way to vacation."

5. You read the newspaper

You can certainly enjoy news digitally, but you appreciate a publication with your sports and your obituaries in the same place.

6. You nap wherever, whenever

Being found napping in a recliner at 2 o'clock in the afternoon? Total dad move.

7. You have never ordered a salad in your life

And your excuse is probably something to the effect of, "well, we're all going to die anyway."

8. You are a huge fan of at least one sports team

You've got the apparel and you actually watch their games and follow their season.

9. You have a hard time keeping up with the "teen lingo"

You find yourself checking out a lot of vocabulary on UrbanDictionary.

10. ...You call it "teen lingo"

Though you may be a few years past being a teen, you still refer to "those teens" (or those whippersnappers, for our grandfather friends) as if it was at least a decade ago.

11. You are very huggable

Everybody raves about your hugs, but only a select few get to enjoy them.

12. You think you're a great dancer. Nobody else thinks that.

If anyone ever said, "hey, you're a good dancer!" your first response would be, "no, I'm *insert name here*" and then say "I know!"

13. Everything you look forward to revolves around food

"Can't wait to go watch this movie! Going to get some candy and popcorn."

"Can't wait to go visit grandma! They're going to order pizza!"

"Can't wait to go to the BMV! It's right next to a McDonalds!"

14. You vet your friends' boyfriends and threaten them if they do wrong by you

You're about one kid and a "Dads Against Daughter's Dating" shirt away from holding a rifle in some prom pictures.

15. You are more of an, "Eh, let's just see what happens" kind of person

Boo to the mom friends who try to "protect your safety". I think its a great idea for you, 14 shots in, to jump up on the bar and perform a dance number.

16. A lot of people don't get your dry sense of humor

You try your best, but sometimes your hilarious jokes don't land. Oh well, the people who's opinions you actually care about will get them.

17. The passenger seat in your car is more than likely not clean

Old receipts, cups and various garbage probably litter the passenger seat floor. Your friends are used to a little crunch under their feet when they get in.

18. Your perfect foot wear is either a plain sandal or a closed toe tennis shoe

Heels = hell. Give me a pair of Crocs and I'll be fine.

19. You don't always tell the people you love you love them, but you always show it

Your friend-ing style may be more based in tough love, but dads have been doing it for decades so clearly it works.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

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7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

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8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

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9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

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10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

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11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

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Please note that prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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Dear Future Children

First and foremost, know that I love you. Always. Before you were even born, I loved you.

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Dear future children, I don't know when you'll arrive or if I'll be able to have you biologically. I don't know how long it will take me to have you, or if you'll grow up rich or poor. But for however much I don't know at this point in time as an 18-year-old college student, there are several things I know for certain which I want you to really understand growing up.

First and foremost, know that I love you. Always. Before you were even born, I loved you. Even now thinking about the potential of you, I love you. Never for one second will I ever stop loving you. Yes, I will get mad sometimes and be stubborn. But never, ever forget that even when we fight, my love for you will never waver.

Second, know that I love your father and that he loves me.

I vow right now to never raise you in an environment in which you question your parents' love for one another. I promise to show you each and every day what a good example of loving parents looks like. I hope you never doubt that we love each other and that through us, you will learn what a healthy, loving relationship should look like.

Third, we will go to church.

Though I can't make the decision for you to be a Christian, I will present you with every opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Whether you become a Christian or not, we will go to church because I want you to experience true community. I want you to grow up in a safe place surrounded by people who love you and will not hurt you.

Every decision I make will be with the intent to help and not to harm you.

Though you may not always agree with the decisions I make, I assure you I always mean the best. That goes for your dad, as well. As parents, our first and foremost priority is to protect you. So even if life may not seem fair at times, know that we are trying our best. All we are is humans at the end of the day.

You will never be alone.

Through every high and low. From every goal scored to every heartbreak, I will be there. I promise you I'm not as old as you think, and I was a kid once, too. Nearly every experience you face I have lived through as well. It is my job to be there to support and empathize with you. Even when you are an adult with kids of your own, you will still have me to come back to if ever need be.

I won't lead you astray.

Though I am only human at the end of the day, I will never purposely set a bad example for you. You will inspire me to be the best me I ever have been, for your sake. I will not be hypocritical in my actions. I will lead by example, a good example. I want you to grow up nicely, and that starts with my influence as your parent.

And at the end of the day, know that we are a family.

I'm always going to be your mom, and you're always going to be my child. I will always be there supporting and cheering for you. I will always do what is best for you. And most of all, I will never stop loving you.

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