Moms are pretty special people, and any man who’s grown up in a good home is inevitably — at least to some degree — a mama’s boy. Or girl.
After all, how can you not love the woman who went through excruciating pain — pain so intense you can’t actually fathom how much it sucked — to push you out of their body — where they carried you for nine months of extreme discomfort — and then spent the best years of their lives kissing cuts and scrapes while cleaning up buckets of puke and other bodily fluids that shot out of every orifice you have?
While we all love our moms, as adults it can be easy to get wrapped up in our own lives and neglect to spend time with these special ladies, but as one college student recently discovered, mothers in the 21st century have new tools and technology guaranteed to get our attention.
Ann Pinto McCarney posted a hilarious, nearly five-minute video, tagging her son Liam McCarney, on Facebook this week.
“Hi, Liam. Remember me? I’m your mommy. I gave birth to you,” the mother began. ”Well, actually, I didn’t quite give birth. I had to have a C-section to get you out. A big scar and hurt like hell, but that’s OK. Do you remember that it was me that gave you life?”
The mom who posted this video message said she was ready to remind him who she was just in case he forgot.
“Let me joggle your memory a little bit. Remember those first two years of your life, there was this woman and you were always on her hip, you, like, never wanted to get put down. Do you remember that? I’m that woman!” she said. “I was the person who always had you on my hip.”
“When you’re in your dorm at night, do you lay there and think ‘Wow, I wonder who fed me for the first 18 years of my life?’ Well, I don’t want to brag but that was me. I was, like, breakfast, lunch dinner. … Daddy helped you. Do you remember daddy?”
“The both of us, we would take you to your activities and drive you back and forth to karate.”
Basically, what you want to do is you want to grab the phone — you know, the one that mommy and daddy bought you — and unlock the phone. I know that you know what that passcode is because I know someone texts his girlfriend every day, doesn’t he?” she said with a tight smile and wink. “So unlock your phone and at the bottom you’re going to see four little icons … a handset, I don’t know what they were call, but we used to use them when we were younger in the generation that respected their parents. So you want to use that little icon, push the button, it brings up a little note pad and I know that I know my phone number because I pounded that into your head because I was always so worried about you getting lost or stolen.”
“Then, don’t be afraid, you’re going to put it up to your ear and you’ll hear this ringing noise. It’s going to sound a little strange to you because I know you haven’t heard it in a while.”
“Here’s the magical part bud,” she went on. “It’s going to ring on my end and it’s going to say my baby boy is calling me. And I’ll pick up the phone put it to my ear just like you.”
“That’s how that works. You are welcome! So now I know I’m going to hear from you especially before your mother and father have to pay the next installment for your tuition in November.”
Well guess it’s safe to say that Liam McCarney is well adjusted at college! That being said a Mammas gotta call him out!
Yeah, that’s definitely going to make the kid sink to the floor in embarrassment isn’t it?
To that I say, good job, Mom!
Being a true adult all on your own for the first time is an exciting experience, and the new found freedom can be quite intoxicating, thus making it easy to forget all about the family you left back home.
It’s important to remember the folks who’ve loved and supported you all your life, and a video like this is a great way to be reminded of how good you got it.
I bet this dude won’t forget to give his mom a call again!