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13 things Irish mams are guilty of doing

“Being stingy with the the heating.”

1. Hoarding “emergency” birthday cards

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Because you never know when you’re going to

2. Pushing Evening Primrose Oil on their children

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Especially when she can sense that you’re a bit narky/menstrual. “Get some Evening Primrose Oil into you and you’ll be grand.”

3. Instinctively grabbing your hand when you cross the road… even though you’re 26 years of age

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Oh Mam.

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4. Trying on clothes in the middle of the shop

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“You’ll be grand, nobody’s looking at you!”

UGH, MAM, YOU’RE EMBARRASSING ME.

5. Signing their name at the end of the text

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Just in case you forget who it is.

6. Signing texts with “LOL” because they think it means “Lots of love”

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7. Having “good” towels, “good” biscuits, “good” reusable shopping bags, “good” bed linen, “good” plates etc.

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Don’t touch them! They’re the good ice-cream bowls.

8. Being stingy with the heating

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Children: [sitting there with a hopeful look in their eyes]

Mam: “Okay, we’ll turn on the heating.”

Children: “Hurray!”

9. Gleefully saying, “Who’s she, the cat’s mother?”

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They just can’t resist it.

It’s in their DNA.

10. Forcing everyone to take off their coat when they get inside

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“Get that coat off you.”

“But I’m heading off in 2 minutes.”

“I said… get that coat off you or it’ll be no use to you outside.”

“Yes, Mam.”

11. Calling DVDs “videos”

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Bless.

12. Saying the words “pregnant” or “partner” in hushed tones

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“His partner is pregnant.”

13. Sharing gas memes on Facebook

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Mams.

You’ve gotta love ‘em.

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