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16 Things Your Mom Was Right About All Along

Lareese Craig Published by Lareese Craig
Published on April 28, 2014

As Mother's Day approaches, we decided to look back at the days when our moms could do no right. Remember when everything she said was met with eye-rolls and sarcasm? "Don’t shave your arms", "don't dye your hair", "you’re too young for boyfriends". We learned the hard way, and now it’s time to say thanks for all those times she said no, ruined our lives and embarrassed us because it turns out she was spot on. Here are 16 things your mom was right about.

1. Dyeing your hair

She swore we'd regret stripy yellow highlights and we did. In fact, we STILL do. Here we are still trying to work our way back to our natural color. WHY did we start this miserable journey?

2. Shaving... anything

"If you shave, it'll grow back twice as hairy," she said. But when we were in the shower we couldn't resist. Arms, legs, underarms - all signs that we'd ever started puberty were gone. A lifetime of stubble control ensued shortly after. Doh.

3. Making the most of your childhood

Sure watching Disney Channel with a bag of Cheetos and sandwiches seemed OK when you were six, but what we'd give now for some Disney downtime and snacks on tap.

4. Playing outside

If your mom told you to play outside now, you'd happily make daisy chains and sit on the grass all day. But now you're stuck in an office, where the only sign of the great outdoors is a dying plant weeping on your desk. Sigh.

5. Having boyfriends

We're not convinced we'll ever be old enough to have boyfriends. How can you mentally prepare yourself for living with a boy!

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6. Tattoos

That dolphin you got with your best friend...you'll be getting that removed pretty soon.

7. Wearing makeup

Little girls in a full face of makeup. It genuinely upsets us. Why can't they just embrace being young? They're trying to grow up too fast. Oh no. We're saying the things we swore we'd never say. We are... our mothers.

8. Belly button piercings

"Just because Chloe got her belly button pierced doesn't mean you have to. If your friend jumped off a bridge would you?" Classic mom. In hindsight she was right, and we have the ugly naval scar to prove it.

9. Cutting your hair

Moms want their little girls to look young and girly forever, hence persuading you to keep your Rapunzel locks no matter what age. But girls will be girls. You went ahead and butchered your hair, and you're still not over it. And if she's honest, neither is your mom.

10. Eating your fruits and veggies

Getting us to eat sprouts and carrots was no easy feat back then. But now? Hell, we're throwing them in smoothies, drinking them for breakfast, and baking them to make chips. Sorry, mom!

11. Going to bed early

Bedtime at 8 p.m.? Why didn't we take her up on that luxury?!

12. Saving your pocket money

Little did we know how powerful that ten dollar bill really was. The key to all our rent, mortgage and overdraft saving skills.

13. Telling lies

Don't do it. You will get found out and look like an idiot. White lies? Now they're for grown ups.

14. Your 'friends'

She might be popular, but she'll stab you in the back, tell your secrets and probably steal your boyfriend. And when she's an adult, she's just a grown ass version. Should have listened to momma.

15. Dressing inappropriately

Your mom would say, "You're not going out dressed like that," and you never understood what her problem was... until you got older and booty shorts became a thing.

16. Vulgarities

Imagine if your mom really had washed your mouth out with soap? Ugh. Ok, so you swore a bit in front of your friends when you were 14, it was no big deal at the time but now if you see a school girl swearing outside the sweet shop? It's obscene, it's horrible, cover thine ears!

What can we say... the woman's always right!

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