4 signs you’re the mum of your friend group

Signs that you’re the group’s stand-in mummy.

4 signs you’re the mum of your friend group
4 signs you’re the mum of your friend group
11 Mar 2015

4 signs you’re the mum of your friend group

No matter how old you are, every circle of friends has someone has someone who acts as the “group mother.” You don’t even have to be a woman in order to fulfill the role. As long as you’re steady, responsible, and can always be counted on to have snacks or Panadol in your purse, people will see you as their surrogate parent.

So in honour of Mother’s Day this weekend, here are the signs that you’re the group’s stand-in mummy. (And if you know and love a group mum, make sure you greet her on Sunday as well.) 

1. The contents of your purse could supply a drugstore
1. The contents of your purse could supply a drugstore
11 Mar 2015

1. The contents of your purse could supply a drugstore

Painkillers, menstrual pads, tissue packets, wet wipes, lozenges, breath mints, hand sanitiser – you’ve got it all. The only thing that’s more amazing than your resourcefulness is your ability to squirrel everything into a little purse. You might be the mum of your friend group, but you draw the line at carrying your supplies in an actual diaper bag. 

2. You can remember everyone’s birthdays without even checking Facebook
2. You can remember everyone’s birthdays without even checking Facebook
11 Mar 2015

2. You can remember everyone’s birthdays without even checking Facebook

Not only do you remember everyone’s birthdays, but you’re always the first to greet them at midnight. Some people would call you “kiasu,” but hey, you’re competitive because you care. You even SMS your scatterbrained friends to remind them about that person’s birthday. And no matter how busy you are, you can always find time to buy cards and presents for everyone. 

3. You’re on a permanent mission to make sure everyone is well-fed
3. You’re on a permanent mission to make sure everyone is well-fed
11 Mar 2015

3. You’re on a permanent mission to make sure everyone is well-fed

The busier we get, the harder it is to remember to eat – which is why you’re constantly armed with crackers, granola bars, and even sandwiches for your malnourished friends. At restaurants, you order a plate of vegetables just so everyone gets their fiber. At the grocery store, you always buy the two-for-one bottles of water so that you have a spare in case someone is dehydrated. And of course, people can always count on you to have Dominoes and McDelivery on speed dial. 

4. You’re a Groupon super-user
4. You’re a Groupon super-user
11 Mar 2015

4. You’re a Groupon super-user

In addition to subscribing to all the mailing lists and using the site as your homepage, you know all the best discounts in town. You even keep a calendar on your phone for sales dates. And did we mention that you have a membership card for basically everything? Best of all, you’re generous enough to share those cards with your friends so that they can save money (and contribute to your membership points). 

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