Pulling boundary-crossing and humiliating pranks for the sake of likes/clicks is the sort of thing you'd expect from young kids, or maybe an obnoxious "bro dude" type. It's typically not the sort of behavior we associate with mothers.
Especially if the person they're humiliating for attention is their child.
Incredibly, one mother on TikTok is doing exactly that—proudly posting video of herself sneaking into her adult son's home and ripping the covers off his bed to climb in bed with him; and getting absolutely flamed for it.
As awkward as that "prank" already is, her reasoning made people cringe even harder and question both the woman's love for her son and her total lack of boundaries.
The woman, who goes by @crazystoreowner on TikTok, opted to pull the prank (and post the video) because she suspected her adult son had a woman spend the night at his place.
To clarify, he does not live with his mother. He didn't sneak a girl into mom's house. He lives in his own home, someone spent the night with him there and she found out.
His mother saw a post on the 23-year-old man's Instagram—a picture of him and a girl both wearing skincare masks, seemingly enjoying an at-home spa night—and decided to do something about it.
She waited until early the next morning and used her spare key to unlock and enter his home. Then she unlocked his bedroom door, crept into the room, pulled the covers off the sleeping couple, and climbed into the bed.
She climbed directly on top of the pair, positioning herself between her adult son and the woman who spent the night with him.
The sleeping pair responded with obvious confusion, but the video cuts before any further reaction from them.
Mom posted the video with the caption:
"I know I am the worst mom. Let the comments begin. Yes, he's 23! But, I gotta keep it fun. Love him."
Here's the clip.
I know I am the worst mom. Let the comments begin. Yes, he’s 23! But, I gotta keep it fun. Love him.
While nobody can be sure what kind of response the woman was hoping to get, it seems clear from her caption she knew exactly what kind of response people would actually give her. Which means that, at some level, she is aware her behavior crosses tons of boundaries.
People wanted to talk about the way she "loves" her son...
...and about boundaries...
...and about the potential consequences of this sort of thing.
As for whether she learned anything from all this—the answer is no.
Here is a follow-up video she posted. It features the same man who drove her to her son's place in the first video—presumably her husband and/or the man's father.
People hate this, too.
The comments on that video are more of the same—people telling her that yes she absolutely crossed boundaries.
Nobody in the comment section was here for her behavior, or her follow-up that seemed to poke fun at abuse.