Moms Day gives new meaning to mommy-daughter fun

If you pay attention to any kind of tabloid gossip, then you know that there are plenty of celebrity party moms out there. From Dina Lohan, mother of Lindsay Lohan, to Kris Jenner, mother of the Kardashian clan. I always thought that these moms were just an exception, that “real” moms wouldn’t actually party with their kids. But when I got to college, boy was I in for a surprise.

After Moms Day last year, I was causally scrolling through pictures ­— okay, I was just creeping ­— when I discovered that a good portion of my Facebook friends had gone to the bars with their moms over the weekend. “Did I miss something?” I thought to myself. I mean, I thought I did the right thing by taking my mom to brunch, the craft show at the Union and on a tour of the campus. Apparently, I was wrong. I should have been making my mom buy me drinks, dance on Joe’s poles and take embarrassing pictures with each other to post on the Internet.

I honestly couldn’t believe what I was seeing on my computer screen. How could a parent openly condone or even influence their underage child to drink? If you’re 21, that’s a different story, but last year I was only a freshman, and so were most of the Facebook friends who posted pictures.

My mom and I are very close, yet she would never be caught dead partying with me underage, and vice versa. There are just some boundaries as mother and daughter that shouldn’t be crossed, and this is certainly one of them. Don’t get me wrong, we both can have fun, but we just don’t participate in that fun together.

Now, when I become legal I could definitely see my mom and I having dinner over a glass of wine or a margarita, but I would never, even being 21, “go out” with my mom. To me, there is a huge difference between causally drinking with your mom and partying with her. I just think it would be so awkward and uncomfortable to see my mom, a teacher, in a bar dancing. But, to each their own, right?

_Morgan is a sophomore in Media._