When people categorize themselves in their friend groups, they're often the mom friend or the dad friend. The mom is the helicopter, looking out for their friends' well-being. The dad makes corny jokes and goofs off. But what if you don't identify with either of these types? Looking a generation above them to the grandma type is where I found my spirit.
If you're wondering if you're a grandma too, here are some things that you probably do.
1. You’re not up-to-date on the hip lingo.
Back in your day, floss was something you put between your teeth, not a cool dance move.
2. You’re in bed by 11:00 p.m. most nights.
Or even earlier if your day was especially taxing.
3. You wake up super early.
I'm usually up and ready by 7:30, which is much earlier than my other friends.
4. You eat your meals early.
6 p.m. is just too late for dinner.
5. Your friends have to help you write your Instagram captions because you don’t know how to sound “cool.”
"Can you read my caption before I post it? Will my followers 'get' it?"
6. Your purse is full of all sorts of essentials you almost never need.
Cough drops, mints, hand sanitizer, chap stick, and bandages, among other things.
7. In the winter, you’re always sure to dress warm.
You always wear your warmest sweater and big winter coat on the chilly days.
8. Your ideal evening plans involve staying in and reading a book over hot chocolate.
How could partying and drinking possibly be more fun than a warm drink and a good book?
9. You’re always there to offer your friends advice.
Whenever your friends need a listening ear or some direction in life, you're the one they come to.
10. You’re very early to everything.
Your motto is "early is on time, on time is late, and late is very late."
11. You always ask your friends if they’ve had enough to eat when you’re hosting.
Even if they insist they're full, you'll still offer second helpings, extra dessert, and top off their glass.