(The Root) — On Sunday the Internet spent the day paying homage to mothers in honor of Mother’s Day, with folks tweeting inspiring stories and Instagramming pictures of their dear beloved maternal figures. Tales of Mom coming to the rescue, providing, sacrificing, kissing boo-boos — the usual.
But the day before, people on Twitter were spilling their guts, tweeting the most inappropriate un-mommy-like stories of their mothers that they knew.
Gene Demby of PostBourgie, on NPR’s Code Switch blog, tweeted the question, “What’s your favorite semi-appropriate detail/story about your mother that you only learned later in life?” The responses were swift, terribly interesting and only funny because they weren’t about your mother. Many were about sex, drugs and fighting — three things that moms are certainly not allowed to partake in.
But partake they did, apparently; the responses were Storified and are now saved for posterity so that generations to come will know how scandalous your mama really was. Check out some of the stories below.
@geedee215 Does Grandma count? Bc I found out at her 80th bday party that she used to be “loose” with men (her words) at the Savoy Ballroom
— Kendra (@wriglied) May 10, 2013
@geedee215 She may have hooked up with Ice Cube when he came through town for a show back in the day. She and my aunt won’t give me details.
— Malice Walker (@humblecore) May 10, 2013
@geedee215 When she was a cop my mom lost a prisoner. Her favorite lunch truck showed up and she left him unattended: “wait here,” she said.
— tricia matthew (@triciamatthew) May 10, 2013
— Gene Demby (G.D.) (@GeeDee215) May 10, 2013