Under the best of circumstances, the older generation of parents will be more progressive when it comes to modern communication and know how to use it. But how exactly is modern tech shaping how they interact with their children? They send them GIFs as messages, which are basically animated images.
So while it might not seem like a big deal, it really is no small feat. Not only are we impressed that this mom knows how to send a GIPHY! We’re impressed by just how “gr8” her choice of GIPHY is. Say what you want, but at least she’s trying to connect with her kid.
What's in a Name?
Band names are notorious for being random and not having anything to do with music. As a result, it can cause a lot of confusion for those not familiar with the band, and confusing two similar things can lead to embarrassing predicaments. But we're not here to judge, it happens to us all!
And this mom is no exception, so we can't really fault this mom for not being completely clued up on TwentyOne Pilots, the band. Sure, a live concert is great and all, but it's not every day you see twenty-one real pilots. Now that's a show we'd like to see!
Emoji Explanation Needed
It's not easy being a parent, you spend years of your life raising them, only to have them disrespect you as soon as they reach puberty. And with the rapid increase in technological advancement, it only gets worse. Now they're the ones who have to teach you what an emoji means.
But they're not going to do a good job, are they? They'll make snide comments about how out of touch you are and then they'll give up as soon as they lose patience. Both mother and daughter will need a lot of time, patience, and heart emojis to get through this.
Look Both Ways
No matter how careful we are, we can always be more careful, according to our mothers at least. Even if it means worrying about what can happen to us during a quick walk down the street. And, based on all of the headlines we read on the news, we know we're not alone.
There's so much that can go wrong so if you can be extra careful, do it. Keep your first aid kit stocked at all times, buy a second one if you have to! But don't let it get the better of you, at some point moms have to learn to let their kids fly. Even if it's just 10ft!
Polite Dinner Conversation
We can only imagine what dinner conversation prompted Megan's Mom to ask this cringy question about twerking. The fact that her mom included "LMAO" makes this unusual message even more hilarious! Do you think she was trying to learn a new skill or could she just be trying to dance like the people in all those TikTok videos?
Unless you're a skilled dancer and know what you are doing, like Shakira (in which case, hi there, we're big fans!), you should probably not be trying complicated new dances like twerking. Seriously, it's not as easy as it looks, we know cause we've tried it and almost threw out a hip.