HOW TO SEND A GROUP TEXT AS THE MOM OF THE FRIEND GROUP

I sent this text today and actually completely shocked myself with the mom-ness of it. Somebody's gotta do it.
  1. 1.
    Start it off with an endearing term. You love these people. They are yours. They should know this right away. Bonus points if said endearing term refers to some sort of inside joke. You witty mom, you.
  2. 2.
    Over explain the details. You know your babies are capable and intelligent human beings, but mamas gotta make sure they know exactly what they need to know. Exactly. (I over censored this picture, ugh mom.)
  3. 3.
    Light teasing lets them know that, hey, you're a cool mom. But quickly follow it up with making sure they know you will always be there if they need you. Which you know they will.
  4. 4.
    You answer their questions before they even ask them. You know they'll ask because you raised them to be polite little angels. But don't pressure them! This is a good growing opportunity for your bbs. Either way you love them just as much and they know this!
  5. 5.
    Ugh, rules mom, noooo. But you have to because someone has to keep things from getting out of hand. That someone is you.
  6. 6.
    Profess your love. Always. They might act like they hate it but deep down we all know the truth. Plus you literally can't help it; you love these people so much and you have to tell them.
  7. 7.
    Send text. Smile. Make a note of which snacks to buy tomorrow. Go back to doing your puzzle.