10 Signs You Are The Mom Of The Friend Group
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10 Signs You Are The Mom Of The Friend Group

"Wow you are such a mom!"

10 Signs You Are The Mom Of The Friend Group

Every friend group has the "mom." Obviously, the possession of a child isn’t actually the reason they are the mom. They are always looking after everyone in the friend group. I have been called the “mom” since middle school. It makes me always feel more serious and strict compared to most of my friends but I am really not that serious. I think the mom role just falls into place accidentally. Everyone depends on the mom to check up on them and make sure they are safe and comfortable. I'm sure you know exactly who that is in your friend group…Here is a list of examples of why they are the “mom."

1. You don't always dress to impress

While your friends are at class with a full face of makeup, their favorite dress, and the cutest shoes ever, you are chilling in your leggings, flip-flops, and comfy t-shirt or sweater.

2. You are always checking to see if everyone has their phone, I.D., wallet, etc.

Every time we go out together, I ask my friends if they have everything they need. They always crack on me for double checking, but guess who never leaves anything behind? You're welcome.

3. You are always offering to drive

While driving isn't usually the first thing most college students want to do, I am always the first to offer to drive. I want to know that I am safe in my own car and my friends can know they are safe, too.

4. You keep a "safety kit" in your car

If you are ever stranded on the side of the road with me, I promise we will be okay. I have a small bag in my car with basically everything a girl would need at any given moment. From tampons to mouthwash, to emergency food...I got it all.

5. You are always sober...

I am not ashamed of my "sober" habits. I would let my friends have a good night, and so will I. Alcohol doesn't make me automatically have a good time, so I'd rather be the sober one in case of an emergency.

6. You religiously give relationship advice

Out of some of my closest friends, I feel like I have had the most struggles and have learned from them. I help people realize that their problems can be easily related to by other people. Sometimes, I feel like an old lady whenever I say, "Oh yeah, that happened to me a long time ago."

7. You feel like a couch potato on Friday nights

Sometimes hanging out at home with the fam is exactly what I need. It feels good to be safe under my roof and not have to worry about what trouble will happen tonight.

8. You're the "cheap" one

Having a job for three years, paid off a car, and dealing with many current bills, I know what it is like to save money. Some of my friends are amazed by my techniques for money saving, but I just think of it as a good habit. I find my friends asking me "Should I buy this sweater for 35$ it's so cute and so comfy?" But me, being the "mom," I usually tell them to wait it out. If they want it THAT bad, they can buy it next week.

9. You are always saying "No"

My friends always come up with the craziest ideas. I am always the first one saying "No, we're not going to do that." It is almost comical because they ask me if something seems too outrageous before doing it. If it passes my test, they are in the clear.

10. And finally...You find yourself stressing out, just like a mom would

Although I do not actually have any children, I do find myself stressing out as if I did. Most things that go on in my life are as important to me, as a child is to their mother. I like to make sure everything runs smoothly, and if it doesn't, you will hear about it.

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