Kaelyn is 18, has graduated high school, and is going to be leaving for college shortly. Before she leaves, she decided to have a movie night with long-time friend Stevie.
Kaelyn’s mom is what you might call “protective” and has a policy of requesting selfies from Kaelyn at random times so she can confirm that Kaelyn is where she says she is.
Well, movie night turned into selfie night thanks to Kaelyn’s mom, and the teen posted the text exchange to Twitter. The tweet blew up as people all across the Internet realized maybe they all had the same mom.
Here’s the first screenshot.
Kaelyn complied with the lights-on photo request.
But that wasn’t enough for mom.
Finally, Kaelyn passed mom’s test.
Kaelyn took to Twitter to document the ordeal.
I think it's safe to say my mom doesn't trust me https://t.co/67fUqUBUpI— Kaelyn Demmon (@Kaelyn Demmon) 1501296180.0
Kimmy popped in to let her know that the overprotective mom thing doesn’t really ever end.
@kaelyned @HolbrookStevie Just for the record, I'm 30, married & own my own home. I STILL get this stuff from my mom. #TrueStory— Kimmy (@Kimmy) 1501636481.0
Carla thinks trust is overrated.
@kaelyned @HolbrookStevie She loves you and protects you. She doesn't need to trust you.— Carla Mendez (@Carla Mendez) 1501641660.0
And this person thinks Kaelyn should just enjoy it.
@kaelyned @HolbrookStevie I'm 27 and my mom does this to me. Honestly, I freaking love it. Enjoy that motherly trait.— Kemiki (@Kemiki) 1501659549.0
Not everyone saw the exchange as heartwarming and fluffy. To be honest, some of us were reminded of this woman, whose abusive husband made similar demands.
This person pointed out how inappropriate this same conversation would be if it was with a boyfriend.
Didn't read the tweet b4 I looked at the pics. Actually relieved to find out it was the mom and not a boyfriend!!
— Metal Goddess (@ErikaWar) August 2, 2017
So did this person.
@kaelyned @HolbrookStevie No offense but if your mom were a man she would be labeled as controlling on the verge of abusive.— BulletProofHeart 🖤 (@BulletProofHeart 🖤) 1501636531.0
Mary thought the whole thing was inspirational, so she figured she would try it with her young-adult daughter.
It didn’t go as planned.
@kaelyned @HolbrookStevie Ha. I tried that with my daughter. Here is what she just sent me https://t.co/N5gwHjHtpb— Marysays (@Marysays) 1501639471.0
As for Kaelyn’s mom, she told a news outlet that she believed Kaelyn, but decided to have a little fun with it.
“I knew she was where she said she was, but it was more fun to keep her doing different things.”
Whether she was joking or serious, though, I think we can all agree with Chris:
@kaelyned @HolbrookStevie Either that or she unlocked Troll Expert Achievement— Chris (@Chris) 1501650717.0
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