The first sign that presented itself in Mother’s ascendance into the ether of cool individuals actually happened a few years ago. After graduating from college, I moved back in with my parents and immediately got my bedroom hooked up with DVR. As the job market was atrocious across the country and even more so in my hometown, I spent a good chunk of that summer holed up in my room watching Lifetime and HGTV. It wasn’t until I was watching a Lifetime movie marathon that I realized I was doing something Mother would do over the years.
But didn’t I make fun of her for that?
I went home in August primarily for her birthday and it just so happened a few other family events were taking place that same time. It was amazing to see my family again as I miss them a ton. I’ve grown my hair out which is totally different for myself and for them as well. It was this trip home that I stumbled upon the troubling fact that Mother was cool.