"This is it. She can finally go to Harvard like she's always wanted and get the education that I never got and get to do all the things that I never got to do and then I can resent her for it, and we can finally have a normal mother-daughter relationship." — Lorelai Gilmore (my mom reincarnated)
Having a cool mom is nothing like having a regular mom and only people with cool moms understand this. The reason having a cool mom is so different is because instead of you getting grounded or getting in trouble in general for making dumb decisions, your mom understands and respects your choices as if you are an adult from the very beginning.
A cool mom means having your friends come over to see her, even if you and your friends are arguing. Plus, while your mom is giving your friends advice or just lending them an ear, she is gathering intel for you, so you do not get blindsided. So, having a cool mom may have one downside, but it is not that bad. The downside is, I am pretty sure my friends like my mom more than they like me half the time, but it is OK because she is the cool mom and knows how to relate to everyone. You end up getting used to it.
So, having a cool mom is just like having an actual Lorelai Gilmore in your life, which means you get a best friend, a shopping buddy, a partner-in-crime, and a cheerleader all wrapped in one. Now, do not get me wrong, regular moms can be described using almost all of those words too, but they do not fit into the best friend role. Instead, regular moms are more of an authoritative figure than anything else.
When your mom is also your best friend, you can tell her everything and get the best advice in return that your friends would not be able to give you. I actually send my mom screenshots of messages from conversations my friends or people I am arguing/debating with, and she either brings me back to reality and tells me the argument is pointless or tells me precisely what to say.
You will never be embarrassed to be seen out in public with your cool mom because everyone likes her and there is no chance she will embarrass you with the clothes she wearing or by treating you like a baby. She keeps up with the fashion trends and knows when ad-nd where to call you your tremendously embarrassing childhood nicknames.
Cool moms make the best co-hostesses at your parties and, not to mention, are the best DDs. She listens to the music from our generation, so everyone will be dancing at the party and in the car on the way home. She will be cracking jokes the whole time in the car, but they are funny and will relate to your life. A cool mom will also not care what time the party is over, even if it is 4 a.m. and the party is thirty minutes away, she will still pick you up and put food in your stomach (my mom has ACTUALLY done this).
Oh, having a cool mom most likely also means your mom is a "MILF," which means not only will all guys that meet her try to hit on her but it also means her she will be a better wing woman than most of your friends. Let's not forget, your mom being a "MILF" also means her clothes are stylish, and you can "borrow" them all the time.
Having a cool mom is the coolest thing because not everyone has someone in their corner who gets what they are going through, but you do, and you will be more mature than a lot of your friends.
Mom, I know you are reading this because that is just how much you support me. Thank you for everything, I would not change having a cool mom for the world.