We Have to Admit: This New Meme Has Moms Nailed


On Mother's Day weekend, social media is usually filled with heartfelt posts about motherhood and well wishes from our friends and families. But, this weekend, while the rest of us were sharing sweet photos of handmade gifts from our kids, Twitter was busy giving birth to a hilarious new meme.


It all started with a tweet by University of South Carolina professor David DeWeil.

He cut through the noise of sentimental social media posts dedicated to moms and issued a simple challenge: "Oh you love your mom? Name three of her albums."

David DeWeil/Twitter

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Soon, hundreds of people had responded with their mom's "greatest hits."

You know the ones they're talking about. It's the stuff every mom has said to her kids so many times it feels like we should just record ourselves so we don't have to repeat it anymore.

Needless to say, the responses were hilarious.

Like these instant classics.


Or, the official "Shopping With Kids" collection.


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The success of "Wait Until Your Father Gets Home" has spanned multiple generations.


We all like to think we'll be cooler than our own parents, but then you start to hear familiar phrases come out of your mouth, like, "I'm the only one who does dishes around here," or "Because I said so, that's why."

It happens to the best of us. But, as these tweets prove, those go-to phrases are actually timeless and universal. One might even call them oldies but goodies. At least now we have this Twitter thread to help us memorialize our best lines.

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