9 Things You Still Text Your Mom At 20 Years Old

9 Things You Still Text Your Mom At 20 Years Old

Even though I hate to admit it, all of these are true... I'm so thankful that my mom is my best friend.

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If you're anything like me, then your mom is your best friend. You can rely on her and trust her literally with your entire life. No matter if you're happy, sad, upset, aggravated, or even just wanting someone to talk to, you're probably going to text your mom. I'm pretty confident in saying that I text my mom more than I text any of my friends. Well, my mom is my best friend, but it's a different kind of relationship.

Having your mom as your best friend isn't like having a middle school or high school best friend. This is a different and special kind of bond that nobody can ever take a way. You don't have to worry about your mom getting mad at you for something petty like talking to their ex or hanging out with someone they don't like as if you would with a high school best friend. Having your mom as your best friend ensures you that you will always have a life-long friend that will never turn their back on you. Your mom is the best choice you have when it comes to having a best friend.

Since my mom is my best friend and is a lot wiser than any of my other friends, I literally text her for anything and everything so often that she honestly is probably tired of it. However, the joke's on her because there's no getting rid of me now.

1. "Is it OK to wear this? Like, does this look OK?"

I have learned that nobody in this entire universe is going to be as honest with me as my mom is. Harsh or not, my mama will always be blunt with me and let me know what is in my best interest. Almost anywhere I go, I have to text my mom a pic of what I'm wearing just to make sure it looks OK.

2. "Did you hear about what XX did?"

There is nothing like gossiping with your mama, even whether she knows the person or not. One thing I have learned is that your mama is the ONE and ONLY person that you can trust. Mothers and daughters have a special bond that can never be taken away. My mama is my favorite person to gossip with because I know I can tell her anything and everything, and she will never tell a soul.

3. "Can you cash app me $20 so I can get some stuff I need at Target?"

First of all, let's be honest right now... 99% of the time, we aren't getting "things we need" from Target. We're probably getting way too many things from the Dollar Spot along with a shirt we'll probably wear ONCE. Or we may even use the money to get our nails done, who knows? And truthfully, our mamas probably know that, but still love us enough to give us the money! ;)

4. "What is Stella doing?"

If you're anything like me, then your mom is your go-to dog sitter when you're not home. Anytime I leave to go somewhere and my dog is home with my mama, I can't tell you how many times I text my mama and ask what she's doing or if she is being good. Maybe I'm not the only one ;)

5. "Can you bring me some Mexican food home?"

Sometimes when we're way too caught up in homework, working late, or literally just binge-watching Netflix, we're too lazy to get dinner ourselves. So, when this happens and our parents go to Mexican for dinner, WE HIT THE JACKPOT TOO. I ALWAYS text my mama to get her to bring me a chicken + cheese quesadilla home with chips + cheese dip... It never fails.

6. "Do you know the answer to this?"

If your mama is anything like mine, then she's more than likely one of the smartest people you know. Anytime I have a history quiz online, or need to write a paper, it shouldn't be a surprise to her (or you at this point, let's be honest) that I'm gonna text her and ask if she knows the answer or can proof-read my paper.

7. "Look at what I tagged you in on Facebook!!"

At this point in our relationship, she should expect being tagged in AT LEAST 10 memes or funny videos a day on Facebook. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, and she better think it's funny! Whether it be a cute puppy, a meme about something stupid, or someone singing and dancing to "Old Town Road," she will be tagged.

8. "Where are you?" 

If I ever go somewhere and come home or come home from class/work and my mom isn't home, then she should also expect a text or call from me wondering WHERE THE HECK SHE IS!!! She should know by now that whenever I get home from shopping, she has to have a sit-down discussion with me about EVERY LITTLE THING that I bought. And if I'm coming home from work or class, then she should be there waiting to gossip with me and talk about EVERY LITTLE THING that I did. It's kind of like a big deal and so am I, so if she isn't home, I need to know where she is.

9. "Is this cute?"

OK, so, I'm a shopaholic, so whether I screenshot something on a boutique's website or IG page and send it to her, or if I am trying something on, it's pretty much a rule now that I have to text and ask her if it's cute or not.

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To The Girl Who Always Feels Left Out

Maybe next time...
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To the girl who always feels left out,

Girl, let me just tell you, I know the feeling. It feels as though my whole life, I have been that girl. You know that feeling when you are standing in a group of people and someone comes up and asks everyone to go to lunch in that group... But you?

Or they make it even worse by saying "Oh, I guess you can come too." You guess I can come to?

No, thank you.

At that point, you feel like the only reason you are being invited is that they feel like they have to. Which more than likely is actually the case. What about when you ask your friend to hang out and she can't because she will be doing homework all night? However, an hour later, you see her with your other best friend. Oh okay cool, sorry for bothering you with my friendship.

You know you are the girl who is always left out when you are the designated "photographer" or you have to specifically ask if you can take a picture with them because they are obviously done taking pictures and did not want one with you.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who 'Float' Between Friend Groups

We all know "Hey, will you take this picture of us?" all too well. Am I right, ladies? Oh yeah, it is fine. I hate being in pictures. I definitely hate taking pictures to remember this wonderful time I'm having.

What about when you and your friends discuss doing something later during the week and you ask about it but "It's probably not happening anymore." Then you check and would you look at that, your "friends" are having fun without you.

Shocker.

Oh but don't worry about it, I had things to do anyway. You know, clean the house, work on homework that is due next week, binge-watch The Office for the third time this week. Fun stuff. Oh and better yet when you see your friends are hanging out without you. The next time they see you, they talk about how much fun they had.

Oh yes, please tell me about how much fun you had without me. I totally enjoy hearing about how "I totally missed out" and "I should have come." Well, an invite would have been well appreciated. But maybe next time, right? Wrong.


Yeah, I know what you are thinking, "Wow this girl is being so petty." Well if you are thinking that, then you obviously do not know the feeling. And to think about it, you probably are not the one in the friend group who is being left out. So think about who that person is and make them feel included next time. It would be greatly appreciated. You do not know how much of a difference it could make.

Yes, I know everyone feels left out sometimes, but time after time, it starts to get really old. Then after you have to start inviting yourself to hang out with people, you realize well since they are not inviting me themselves, maybe they don't want me here. And then surprisingly, you stop hanging out with them. Hmmm, I wonder what could've possibly happened.


Yes, I know, most people do not do this on purpose. I am sure I have even done it once or twice without realizing it, and I am truly sorry.

From one left out girl to another,

Good Luck

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7 Signs You've Found An Authentic Friend

Never take true friendships for granted.

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In a generation like ours, sometimes it's hard to distinguish a lifelong friend from a temporary one. There are friends for every part of your life: your childhood friends, college friends, work friends, and even friends that you play poker with at your retirement home. But one thing holds true during your life journey, hold on to your authentic friends. Here's how to distinguish one from an ordinary friend.

1. They remember specific details you've told them in the past.

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How did they remember that your dog was turning 12 on June 6th? It's because they genuinely take the time to listen to you. This shows how much they care and want to know about your life.

2. They care about your well-being.

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If you've heard your friend say things like "drive safe" or "text me when your flight lands", this shows how much they care about your safety. Authentic friends will make sure you are protected and feeling happy.

3. They always want the best for you.

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We all know there is a big difference between a jealous friend and a supportive friend. Surrounding yourself with friends that want the best for you is important. More positivity will be brought in your life if you are aware of maintaining an encouraging environment for yourself.

4. They will be extremely honest with you.

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True friends say it like it is. They won't lie and tell you your skirt matches your shoes if it doesn't. Honesty is the best policy when it comes to distinguishing a genuine friend.

5. They keep your secrets safe.

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You can trust them and tell them anything. Authentic friends won't repeat secrets you've told them to anyone else, and this is such a refreshing feeling! These are reliable and trustworthy people.

6. They will go out of their way to help you.

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This relates to caring about your well-being because they will do anything for you. Your true friends will go the extra mile without hesitation. They will be there for you wherever you need them and won't expect a favor in return.

7. They embrace your goofy side.

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Everybody's got one! If you are able to be your true goofy self around your people then you, my friend, have found a true one! Enjoy being weirdos together.

If any of your friends meet these criteria, then you are blessed! Never take your true friendships for granted.

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