I Tried Explaining 11 Memes To My Parents And Here's What They Said

I Tried Explaining 11 Memes To My Parents And Here's What They Said

"That's how I feel about some people."
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Let's admit it, parents are not always up to date on the internet memes. In fact, some of them are so far behind, it takes at least an hour to explain everything. After trying to explain memes to my parents, I decided to get their take on what memes mean.

1. Harambe, rest in peace

Dad: "How is this a me-me?"

Mom: "Isn't this the gorilla that died because he held a kid hostage?"

Me: "Rest in peace, Harambe."

2. Bad Luck Brian, the meme that started it all

Dad: "So.... you put words up his head and at his chest?"

Mom: "I don't get it."

3. Blinking Eye Guy

Me: "Alright, this dude is in disbelief"

Dad: "This is how I look at you, sometimes."

Mom: "That's dumb."

4. Grumpy Cat, the meme that represents many people

Dad: "That's how I feel about some people."

Mom: "That's not nice."

5. Gavin Mastodon, the greatest meme ever

Me: "This kid changed the internet."

Dad: "This kid is a me-me, too?"

Mom: "How is this a meme?"

6. Chrissy Teigen, cry face

Dad: "She looks like she's holding in a poop."

Mom: "How is this funny?"

7. Left Shark, Right Shark was lame

Dad: "Does it not know what to do? Does it have a messed up life like you?"

Mom: "I don't understand any of this."

8. Arthur's Fist, describe your anger with a cartoon

Dad: "This is like you when someone eats your leftovers."

Mom: "Me-mes are weird."

9. Evil Kermit, this is not for children

Dad: "I don't remember this."

Mom: "What would you use this for?"

10. Salt Bae, for the salty people

Dad: "Am I lame if I don't season meat like that?"

Mom: "I don't understand this either."

11. Tide Pods, kids are not the brightest

Dad: "Wait, kids are eating these?!"

Mom: "They think these look tasty??!!"

My parents' reaction to memes, or as they call them, me-mes, was hilarious. I showed them numerous tweets of memes, and yet they still couldn't quite comprehend what our iconic memes really mean.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

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It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

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I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

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