I Asked 10 College Students to Share the Last Text They Received From Their Parents

March 15, 2019


Manage Your Money Girl



We’ve all been here but who is better to stay on your case about your financial obligations than mom and dad?



They’re our Gymspiration



You’re getting Five Guys, Dad’s working on his thighs. Getting to the gym is tough, but worth it. What freshman 15?



Always reminding us that our best is enough



Between projects, tests and term papers you’re going to find yourself tackling a task that isn’t particularly your strong suit. Your parents understand there will be a class or two you just need to pass.


They make sure you get fed



If you’re lucky enough to go to school in your hometown, join the parents for dinner. There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal.



Play by play updates so that you still get all the drama



With a recently empty nest, mom’s got tea and no one to spill to. Don’t be surprised if you’re randomly updated on the grocery store gossip.


They want to be sure you know who you’re talking to



It’s been like 15 years since they invented caller ID, and not only do I know it’s you calling, you also have a picture and ringtone that pops up. Don’t blame our parents - they didn’t grow up with these things.


If you don’t send your itinerary…



Moms can be the worst at this. She wants to know where you are and what you’re doing at all times. Tip: turn on your find my friends, but beware because it may become mom’s new favorite app!

Your automated bill reminder



I’m the most guilty about testing that five days grace period. On the sixth day, I can almost guarantee a not-so-friendly reminder will be waiting in my inbox.


Directions without punctuation



Hey, at least they’re doing your taxes! Sometimes texts from our parents mean deciphering the grammatical errors.


Your biggest supporters



At the end of the day, your parents are simply proud of you. They kind of have to be. So take some time out of your busy schedule and just text mom and dad back.


Caroline is an undergraduate student at Worcester State University. When she is not writing, she also runs a photography business specializing in portrait, wedding, and boudoir photography. She aims to use both writing and photography to empower women and encourage them to find their inner voice and confidence.


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