“It’s Hashtag time!” yells the beloved host of the The Tonight Show and we all know what we gotta do. Bring our seats closer, open Twitter, and share a bite of our very own ensued hilarity in a form of a hashtag.
And just in time for Mom’s day, Jimmy Fallon put up an announcement: “Tweet out a funny or weird thing your mom has said and tag it with #MomQuotes,” on May 3.
The answers started flooding in like there was no tomorrow, because we know how crazy, boomer-like, adorable, and clueless in tech (but not in your dating life!) our moms can be. So let’s give them a big round of applause and get ready for the funniest tweets right below.
The chances are your mom is at the top of your speed-dial list, and you may be anywhere between 10 and 80 years of age. Because this bond that a child, no matter their age, and their mother shares is something truly special and should be viewed as a gift. And how could it not be when often, it’s mothers who are the emotional backbones of our families?
But the appreciation most of us have for our moms surpasses the realization that if it weren’t for your mom, you wouldn’t be breathing right now. And it’s not just the time she knew (but didn’t tell you) that you ran away for a night in town with your boyfriend in high school when she noticed your sneakers at the door were soaking wet. You didn’t realize, but she knew it—it was raining that whole night.
And nothing speaks more subtly of the goofy and fun side of our moms than the tweets people shared for Jimmy Fallon’s #MomQuotes challenge. So we reached out to one Twitter user, Reva Rice, who shared a funny moment: “'These are my daughters and they are single' This is how my mom introduced my sister and I at a FAMILY REUNION!” and added the hashtag #MomQuotes.
Reva Rice told us that she was very close to her mom, who sadly passed away 18 years ago. “My mom was always trying to marry off my sister and I. I can’t even count the number of times she told me, 'By the time I was your age, I was married already,'” she recounted.
It all changed one day as “At the age of almost 26, I met and married my husband within 8 months. She left me alone at that point.“I had always considered myself a Mama’s girl, especially after having children,” Reva said and confessed that she doesn’t think she “completely appreciated her until then. She died from stomach cancer about two years after I became a mom. Mother’s Day is still difficult.”
She tweeted the story because “it was funny and one of the most embarrassing things my mom ever did to me and I was hoping Jimmy Fallon might say my name.”