being a mom
Jimmy Kimmel’s Staff Read Hilarious Texts From Moms Just in Time for Mother’s Day
Moms are great. They make sure we have clean clothes, decent meals, lots of hugs, a good head on our shoulders, and occasionally, they provide us with many unintentional laughs. Like, have you ever gotten a text from your mom that just kinda made you scratch your head and chuckle? Considering most of our mothers grew up in a pre-smartphone era, it’s not surprising that they sometimes send out some questionable (and oftentimes accidentally funny) text messages. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel knows this. That’s why he asked his staff this past Wednesdays to read hilarious texts from their moms. And yes, this tribute is perfectly just in time for Mother’s Day.
Here’s a few choice excerpts:
Oh, yeah. Who hasn’t gotten a text before from mom telling you to shed some pounds, or cut your hair, or clean your house, or start wearing moisturizer because you’re not 19 anymore? Anyone? C’mon, I know she and I aren’t the only ones.
I can certainly appreciate a mom with a dry sense of humor. At least, I hope this mom was just poking fun at her son. If not, ouch.
Oh, yeah. The mom who is wondering where the hell we’ve disappeared to? She made an appearance on this list, with plenty of guilt to hang over everyone watching.
You know, I can’t really blame this mom for sharing this completely random anecdote slash suggestion with her son. Maybe he’s got joint problems, too. Who knows? Us mamas are always trying to be helpful though, no?
And of course, there’s the text from a mom about the proper use of social media. Again, since most of our moms grew up in a pre-everyone’s-got-the-internet-in-their-pocket era, many are still just learning about proper social media etiquette. That said, I think we’ve all been through at least one awkward Facebook poke experience before. I know I used to get poked by some seriously random people, and I still don’t get what prompted them to do it.
Anyways…You can view the full video below: