There are things our mums have told us that have inevitably come to fruition. However, as daughters, it is our responsibility to nod, mentally roll our eyes and then go forth into the world, ignoring our mother’s advice.
Here are the 6 truths mum will tell you, which you will refuse to admit are all 100% correct…until now.
1. ‘You should take a jacket/jumper, it might get cold’
The standard response usually goes along the lines of: ‘but it is really warm and sunny right now, I’ll be fine’, or (most commonly), ‘this outfit doesn’t really work with a jacket’.
Oh how foolish we have been. On many occasions we have frozen, only to silently wish we had listened to our Mum, who obviously has some sort of secret weather forecasting ability that we don’t possess. You win this round, Mum.
2. ‘One day you’ll be sick of nightclubs/partying’
Yeah, right! We were put on this earth to boogie and have extremely late nights followed by early mornings! You’re just lame, man!
Wait. Actually no. You were so right, Mum. All we want is to sit at home and watch ‘Breaking Bad’ whilst eating Pringles. How did you know this would happen? We were so sure we would party forever, and that we’d never get tired of lining up for twenty minutes for a single drink that costs $9 while our feet get really sore and we get super cold because we forgot to pack that jacket…oh.
Come on, Mum. What wouldn’t we love about a sweaty, claustrophobic mass of bodies? Oh.
3. ‘Don’t chase boys, they smell and you’re smarter than them anyway’
This was one we heard at the age of fifteen/sixteen, when we were sure that boys were THE coolest thing ever, and having one even look at us, let alone speak to us, would surely be the most rad thing to ever happen.
When we did actually meet some boys, we were shocked to find that they still thought fart jokes were hilarious and smelt like a thousand years worth of sweaty socks. Not that we would admit this to Mum- we informed her that the boys we knew were incredibly mature and hygienic (lies, all lies!!).