Let’s face it, to your kids, you’re practically a dinosaur who roamed the earth during prehistoric times, and no matter how cool you once were, your kids will likely never think so.
So, when this college student received a text from his mom warning him about her wild partying days being featured in a documentary, he was understandably shocked. It’s like finding out your mom was the queen of the disco scene while you were still crawling around in diapers.
He received a text along with his siblings, which read, “Dear kids, I just wanna let you all know I will be on the Hulu documentary Freaknik. You don’t have to defend my behavior, that was before I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Sincerely, your mom. Miss shake-what-your-mama-gave-you herself.”
When this TikToker received the text from his mom, he was convinced it was some kind of twisted joke. To him, this was the same mom who insisted on playing gospel music during car rides and reciting Bible verses at dinner.
He couldn’t imagine her as a wild party animal! But lo and behold, his mom was apparently the life of the party back in the day. And just to prove it, she even sent some incriminating photos from her festival days.
Let’s just say, it’s not every day you see your mom twerking in a sea of people wearing neon spandex. It’s a shock to the system, but also kind of amazing.
“This lovely lady cannot be the sweet lovely lady I knew,” he joked.
It’s like finding out your kindergarten teacher was secretly a rockstar on weekends.
The festival in question was Freaknik, a massive street party that put Atlanta on the map as a cultural hotspot. And now, it’s the subject of a Hulu documentary that promises to spill all the juicy details about its rise and fall.
How would he have possibly known that his mom was such a trendsetter back in the day?
All he can do is sit back and revel in the fact that his mom was cooler than he ever gave her credit for.
It’s not every day you see a mom warning her kids about her upcoming appearance in a wild ’90s party documentary. And the comment section was living for it!
“She’s a true pro – getting ahead of the scandal before it hits the fan,” one person quipped.
Another commenter revealed that they had asked their own mom about Freaknik in the past, only to be met with vague responses. Little did they know, their mom was probably the life of the party all along too!
And of course, there’s always that one person who can’t resist poking fun at the situation. “Ma was that girl and y’all didn’t have a clue. Bless her lol,” they joked.
It just goes to show, you never know what kind of skeletons your parents have in their closet!