How to tell if your mom is actually your best friend
Is your mom actually your best friend? These signs will help you determine if your mom is the best mom ever, or your best friend ever!
Admit it, moms, some time after giving birth to your first child, you became a lot closer to your mother. Maybe it was because you could finally empathize with her; perhaps it was because you'd grown wiser and had grown more appreciative of her as a parent; or maybe it was because she was willing to take your kids off your hands for a few hours every now and then.
Either way, you and your mom have grown closer than ever. You might even say that she's your best friend!
So long teenage angst, and yearnings for freedom and independence! Hello to hour long phone calls with mom to talk about the ins and outs of parenting. Funny how things change, isn't it?
You're probably thinking, "Yes, my mom and I are close but...best friends? That's a bit of an exaggeration."
I beg to differ. In fact, I can prove it.
Through these signs and tells, you'll be able to determine if your mom is just your mother or if she's actually your BFF as well:
You value her opinions and guidance
Now that your a mom, the only opinions that really matter are those of other moms. Above all, the opinion that matters most is your mom's opinion. That's why you may find your self seeking out her stance or outlook on a number of situations.
Your mom is always willing to opine and give input no matter what the circumstance. And like any best friend should, you value her opinion and take her advice.
You call your mom a lot more often
Everyone makes the occasional phone call to their parents. It's natural. When your mom is your best friend, however, that number of phone calls grow exponentially.
As I noted earlier, you may find yourself on the phone with Mom for hours at a time. Whether your calling to check if your baby's cough should sound like that, or asking what kind of lotions will help get rid of that diaper rash, you'll notice that you've never spent this much time on the phone with anyone. Except maybe...your best friend!
You're speak truthfully and honestly to each other
If you can't speak the absolute truth with the person to whom you're speaking, then you're probably not that close with them. That's why it's sacred when you've achieved a level of comfort, trust, and honesty with someone. You can finally speak truthfully and do it in a way that makes you feel safe and comforted when you need it, but also hear the harsh realities when you need it.
If you've reached that sacred level of comfort, trust, and honesty with your mother, she very well might be you best friend. Only best friend share the absolute truth with each other, and only best friends can be brutally honest with each other.
You enjoy spending time together
Back to that teenage angst I addressed earlier. Think back to your younger days when running errands with Mom was social suicide. You couldn't be seen in a restaurant, grocery store, or movie with her without feeling like a dork, a nerd, or whatever insult high schoolers use today.
Nowadays—since becoming best friends with your mom—you might notice that you don't care what other people think when your spending quality time with your mom. In fact, you're probably having a great time running errands with Mom! If that's the case, it's probably because your mom and your best friend are one and the same.
You're becoming more and more like her
Just like when you were inseparable from your high school BFF and the two of you walked, talked and acted the same way, you've probably noticed the same thing has happened with you and your mom.
In the past, when someone said, "You sound like your mother", you probably reacted unfavorably or shrieked in fear. Since Mom became your bestie...it doesn't sound all too bad.
After all, she's a mom also, so it's only natural that you'd act similarly.
Can you relate to any or all of these signs? If so, it's time to appreciate Mom for being more than a parent because she's also your best friend!
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