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Dad jokes are having a moment right now - understandably, since lame dads are hilarious.We love talking about the kinds of "dad stuff" stereotypes - like freaking out if anyone touches the thermostat and wearing weirdly tall socks with some New Balance sneakers. One Reddit user pointed out that we're all knee-deep in dad stuff, but moms have just as many quirks! They wanted to know what some typical "mom things" people could think of. The responses were too much fun!


The initial question:

We always hear about "dad" things, what are some "mom" things?

The comments had people laughing, feeling nostalgic, and bonding over the sorts of mom things that seem to be pretty much universal.

Here are some of our favorite replies, edited for clarity when needed.

No Mom, We Don't Know Everyone On The Internet

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shows my mom a video on the internet

"Who's that?"

The hell mom I don't know just watch the video.

- InspiredBlue

Mom's A Magician

Mom: "Go find XYZ item".

Me: searching for 5 minutes "can't find it".

Mom enters and item magically appears

- TheWolverine_

Mom's Timeline

Mom 1 min ago: "Where are you??"

Mom 2 min ago: "Why aren't you picking up my calls?"

Mom 3 min ago: "You are normally home at 5:32pm on the dot, it is 5:33pm, are you home? Where are you?"

Then you call her back less than a minute after the last call/text and she doesn't answer.

- KismetHeartfilia

Before You Go

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Be sure to use the bathroom before you go anywhere. You never know when you're going to find the next one.

I live 2 minutes from work and still use the bathroom before I leave.

- momma-not-that-drunk

"Expert" Knowledge

Hearing a 'fact' from an 'expert' on the news once and believing it forever.

i.e. My mom still thinks I should be getting nine hours and fifteen minutes of sleep after hearing that figure on the Today Show over a decade ago.

- stillyogurtcloset

Rage Vacuuming 

Vacuuming when they're angry so everyone knows they're angry and everyone is super uncomfortable and it's loud and scary and I just want to die.

- CeaselessPenetration

Mom Strength

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Moms are freakishly strong when they need to be. I remember my wife running away from a pissed off skunk, one kid in each arm.

- DaveSW777

Good Ol' Brake Arm

While driving with you in the passenger seat they throw their arm across you if they have to hit the brakes.

- Cosmic_Quasar

By Any Other Name...

"Tom! Dave! Brad! YOU! Stop that!"

- hereticjones

Jacket

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Temp might get down into the 70s. "Make sure you bring a jacket" - A jacket is what you wear when your mother is cold.

- Augug

H/T: Reddit

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