Me: don’t always be posting on instagram. I hate that instagram. Put your phone down and interact with people for a change.
Kid: (puts phone down, gets invited to a party, attends)
Me: WHY ISN’T SHE UPDATING HER INSTAGRAM? WHAT IS GOING ON AT THIS PARTY?
What did our mothers do when they wanted to know what was going on at a party? Did they even care? Are we living totally vicariously through our teenage children who are out there having brand new life experiences while we are sitting home limiting ourselves to one glass of wine and then having a coffee so we can stay awake long enough to get their text message to come pick them up and drive them home? We are watching Netflix and stressing about our 401ks and there they go, out into the world with hoodies and deodorant and telling us they’ll text us when to pick up.
To the moms out there kissing children’s sleepy heads at 7:30 pm and reading one more story, CHERISH IT. You’ll be scrolling instagram to find out what they are up to soon enough.