Not to brag, but I used to be cool. I think I did anyway. I knew the popular music, the cult favored movies, the obscure quotes, got all the inside jokes. Damn it I WAS cool! As a teen, I’d always say, “I’m going to be that cool Mom. The one who gets her kids.”
Somewhere in the past 14 years I’ve lost my cool card. I play my cool music in the car and get, “MOM!” I walk in the room trying to whip and nae nae and get laughed at. I try to talk about #netflixandchill and get the look. You know the look. The look like, MOM what is coming out of your mouth?
Full Disclosure: I asked both the kids if I’m still “Cool”……Bella gave me full side eye and said “Yeeeeah. I guess.” Gabe thought about it for a full 15 seconds and replied, “Yes, but don’t ever say netflix and chill again.” So, I’ll just sit over here dancing in my chair to emo music and sending emojis to my friends and keep being cool.