Hey Mom, Did You Know You're My Best Friend? 33 Ways You Know Your Mom Is Your True BFF

I can honestly say, without shame, that my mother is my best friend. Although growing up she was always very adamant that she’s my mother and not my friend, these days, she is definitely, without a doubt, my best friend. There’s no one else in the world that I can call several times a day (as I do on rainy days when I’m bored) and I can’t imagine watching a single awards show without having her on speakerphone. She’s also the first person I call when it feels like my world is spinning out of control. 

For me, my mother is my rock, my go-to in all cases, and even the first person I called when I found I was pregnant. I keep no secrets from her and I value her input above everyone else’s. And, well, she’s just awesome — especially because she puts up with me. 

Since we’re still celebrating International Women’s Friendship Month, to skip over the first woman who welcomes us into the world — our first friend — would just be wrong.

Is your mom your best friend, too? Here are 33 ways to tell.

SHE’S THE FIRST PERSON YOU CALL WHENEVER ANYTHING GOES WRONG

... LIKE HOW THAT GUY YOU'VE BEEN SEEING FORGOT YOUR BIRTHDAY. AGAIN.

She will likely advocate breaking up with him.

Or THE LITTLE STUFF, LIKE how YOU TRIPPED AND FELL IN FRONT of your whole office

She will laugh and commiserate.

SHE’S ALSO THE FIRST PERSON YOU CALL WHEN something GOES RIGHT

... LIKE HOW YOU SCORED THAT DREAM JOB 

AND FINALLY DUMPED that guy who forgot your birthday

WHEN SHE CALLS YOU, YOU ACTUALLY PICK UP 

Like, who are these kids who groan whenever their mother calls?!

SHE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE THINKING BEFORE YOU EVEN OPEN YOUR MOUTH

All it takes is a look.

AND WHEN YOU DO OPEN YOUR MOUTH, SHE FINISHES YOUR SENTENCES

... Oy with the poodles already.

SHE ACTUALLY GIVES YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

Whereas some other mothers remain clueless. 

SHE KNOWS WHO ALL YOUR FRIENDS ARE, WHERE THEY’RE FROM, AND WHO THEY’RE DATING

Even if she's never met them.

YOU CAN TALK TO HER FOR HOURS ABOUT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

She also knows if your bowel movements have been weird lately.

... SERIOUSLY, NOTHING 

Like what you're buying at the grocery store.

YOUR ENEMIES ARE HER ENEMIES

You may have forgiven your ex, but mom? Not so much. 

YOU sometimes WATCH YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS TOGETHER on THE PHONE 

and you always debrief after AWARD SHOWS AND POLITICAL DEBATES

which means you know the importance of that free nights and weekends plan

WHEN YOU’RE SICK, YOUR FIRST THOUGHT IS STILL “I WANT MY MOM”

Is there really anyone else you can throw up in front of?

SHE’S HONEST ALMOST to A FAULT, BUT THAT’S COOL WITH YOU

because HER ADVICE TRUMPS THE ADVICE OF EVERYONE ELSE

You know she has your best interest at heart, and the life experience to back it up.

SHE ALWAYS THINKS YOU’RE THE ABSOLUTE BEST AT EVERYTHING YOU DO

She also wishes you’d feel that way about yourself, too. 

YOU MOSTLY ONLY FIGHT ABOUT DUMB THINGS 

Like whether Walter White is better than Don Draper. 

THE THOUGHT OF GOING HOME FOR HOLIDAYS IS AWESOME 

You don't know why other people dread it.

YOU CONSTANTLY MAKE EACH OTHER LAUGH

Does anyone else get your sense of humor this well?

YOU CAN TELL HER EVERYTHING

And I mean everything

LIKE THAT WEIRD THING YOU FOUND IN THE TOILET

You know, the one that may or may not have come from your body.

or THE FACT THAT YOU PASSed OFF DELIVERY AS SOMETHING YOU cooked AT a DINNER PARTy

EVEN SEX STUFF is fair game

Yes! Sex stuff!

AND SHE CAN TELL YOU EVERYTHING IN RETURN

Though you really don’t need to know the deets about dad, so she keeps it to herself. 

YOU’RE COMPLETELY WEIRDED OUT BY PEOPLE WHO DON’T GET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR MOM

Really, why aren't you friends with your mom?

most of all, YOU KNOW THERE’S NOTHING your mom WON’T DO TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE HAPPY 

Even if it's pretty much impossible. 

BECAUSE SHE'S THE ABSOLUTE BEST

and you're so proud to call her your best friend

I love you, Mom!

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