We have, in fact, reached “peak mom on social media.’’
We have reached peak mom on social media.— Ross Sheingold (@RossSheingold) May 11, 2014
Instagram is chock full of moms. Consider yourself warned.
So I saw all these tweets about instagrams with your mom and I was like "nah it can't be that bad"....I got to Instagram, and it is that bad— lexy johnsen (@LjohnsenLexy) May 11, 2014
Some people apparently use the opportunity to post a flattering photo of mom.
I can't believe it's Post a Hot Picture of Your Mom on Social Media Day again already. Time flies.— Jaclyn Jean (@communistcasino) May 11, 2014
Justin Bieber did it.
For others, the trend calls into doubt whether their mom is, in fact, the BEST mom.
I really thought my mom was the greatest but then I went on social media and now I just don't know— Danny Kim (@Dkimz4) May 11, 2014
For others still, it’s a chance to point out to mom that the fact that they are using social media at all is her fault. #BLAMEMOM
Happy Mother's Day, mom. Your parenting led me to constantly seek approval on social media.— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) May 11, 2014
If your mom isn’t constantly monitoring your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat accounts, you should probably pick up the phone and call.
Ugh my mom’s not on social media, guess I gotta call her— Sam Wunderl (@samwunderl) May 11, 2014
Even if your mom knows how highly you think of her, shouldn’t everyone else know, too?
If you don't rave about how much better your mom is than every other mom via social media, do you actually appreciate her?— Mars (@mlorenzo22) May 11, 2014
Some people think it’s weird to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ on social media.
IT'S SO WEIRD TO SAY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOUR MOM ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOUR MOM ISN'T ON SOCIAL MEDIA— The Fat Jew (@FATJEW) May 11, 2014
But posting about your mom on social media isn’t actually about whether she will see it.
brb going to post a pic with my mom on all the social media that she won't see— sarah (@sarahfeehan) May 11, 2014
It’s a competition. Someone else saying their mom is the best is essentially them saying your mom isn’t the best. Are you gonna take that?
It's like a social media competition today to see who actually has the best mom ever— Matt Hardeman (@mshardem11) May 11, 2014
For Generation Y, living at home, celebrating Mother’s Day, and relying on social media for virtually all communication converge on this one, single day:
Generation Y: when we wish our moms a happy Mother's Day on social media when our mom is one room over under the same roof. #why— Katie Jankowski (@kt_janko) May 11, 2014
It’s at the point where if you don’t say something nice about your mom on social media, people start to wonder:
HEY I LOVE MY MOM BUT SHE DOESNT HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA I JUST DIDNT WANT YOU GUYS TO THINK I WAS A MONSTER— Tyler Hawk Frey (@tylertellslies) May 11, 2014
I mean, you say everything else via social media.
If you don't upload a Mother's Day photo to social media, do you even love your mom?— Alex Lauren (@alxlauren) May 11, 2014
Some day, Mother’s Day tweets won’t be representative of a generational divide.
Watching all the Mother's Day photos on social media is like seeing a genetic time machine between mother & child.— Tom Krieglstein (@tomkrieglstein) May 11, 2014
The ultimate existential Mother’s Day question:
If I don't post about my mom on social media today, does she really exist?— anastasia straley (@arstraley) May 11, 2014