We love you. We really do. And we appreciate all the insane things you’ve done for us (no, that time I dropped my locket in the toilet and you fished it out for me has not been forgotten!)–but could you please stop nagging us about the most stupid things? When we were younger, you nagging us to do things like brushing our teeth or tying our shoe laces was actually helpful, because we didn’t know what the hell we were doing. But now that we’re a little more grown up, there are a few nagging points you can feel free to let go of. In fact, here are five things we’d love you to stop nagging us about right away:
1. Standing Up Straight
Mom? You want to know the truth? When you’re not around, we all stand up so straight it’s like we’ve gained 3 inches. We just slouch to piss you off. Never fails. Want us to walk taller? Stop nagging us about it!
2. Wearing Less/More/Different Makeup
Some of us wear makeup because we like the way it looks. Some of us like the way we look without makeup even better. Yes, sometimes we’ll make not-so-glamorous decisions and cringe while looking back on our own photos years later, but isn’t that our right? You wore some weird looks back in the day, too (we’ve seen pictures), so let it go.
3. Dating Nicer Boys
First off, mom, you don’t even know what the guys at school are like. If you could actually spend time with all of them and got to know them pretty well, I think you’d know we’re making the best decisions we really can because HOO BOY, there’s not a lot to choose from. Plus, um, it’s not like we’re old enough to get married or anything at this point. Can’t we date some weirdos before settling down?!
4. Missing Curfew (By 10 Minutes)
If the worst thing I do is come home 10 minutes late, I think you know I’m a pretty good daughter/person/citizen of the world. I’m still coming home in one piece and probably even being cool enough to call and let you know I’ll be late. Give me a break once in a while, okay? There is this thing called traffic . . .
5. Being More Like That Nice Neighbor Girl
Don’t even get me started on this one, Moms. Usually the “nice” girl you compare us to is a total back-stabbing bitch who only seems super nice on the surface. You have no idea. Every time you tell us to be more like her, you’re actually telling us to lie, cheat, and generally be a selfish jerk. Stick to what you know, Moms, and appreciate the awesome daughters you have.
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