7 Signs That Prove Your Desi Mom Is Way Ahead Of Her Time

by Niharika Nayak

We’ve all heard of the strict brown mom stereotype, but did you know there is another kind of Indian mom in existence? Yes, some of us are lucky enough to have mothers who are open, honest, and understanding towards us. They stick around and offer helpful advice because they know that they have gone through the same when they were our age. However, sometimes they can get a little too much and you might feel like they’re trying to interfere in your life. At the end of the day, all our moms are total savages. They had to grow up in a tougher time with more adversities against them. Here are a few signs that prove your desi mom is well ahead of her time:

1. She’s Social Media Savvy


If your mom is the kind who leaves hilarious and often savage responses on your social media posts then you know exactly what we’re talking about. If you’re wondering where your awesome poses come from, just know that your mom lived in an era when they could only shoot pictures with the old uncle cameras. Her Instagram game is only good because she had to endure the arduous process of not knowing what her final picture looked like until she got the images developed.

2. She Knows Your Relationship History


If you can talk to your mom about your entire relationship history then you know she’s forward thinking. There are many girls who can’t even mention being friends with the opposite gender in front of their mothers without facing judgment or questioning. Having a mother who is open minded and ready to listen to you and your relationship issues makes you very fortunate indeed. They often give really good advice on love because they’ve probably been through their fair share of heartbreaks too.

3. She Encourages You To Follow Your Dreams


Your mom wants you to achieve any and all dreams that you may have. She wants you to live a life in which you don’t have to answer to anybody and can be financially independent. If your mother is the kind who says “Whatever you do in life, make sure you’re the best at it!” then you know exactly why she’s the coolest mum ever!

4. She Can Be A Harsh Critic


Moms aren’t afraid to tell us the truth. She can be a super harsh critic and will tell you if the newest outfit you bought makes you look chubby. Or she’ll be the first to know if the boy you like is a waste of time and just leading you towards heartbreak. Your mother often sees you as an extension of herself and the advice she gives you is probably the advice she wishes she got when she was younger. Whether it is in regards to career or in regards to an old friend, your mother knows what’s best. We guarantee that if she’s right about a friend’s intentions and motives, she is right at least 90% of the time.

5. She Is Often Called “The Cool Mom”


Do you ever have these experiences when you’re talking about something fun you and your mom did and your friends go, “Wow. I didn’t know your mom was this cool!”? Or when your friends are talking about how strict their parents are and how they cannot have people of the opposite gender over because their “mom would freak out”. Is it hard to relate to your friends when they talk about such things? Well then, it’s probably because they don’t have a mother as cool as yours!

6. She Tells You About New Shows To Watch Online


When your mom isn’t busy, you can most likely find her browsing various online streaming services looking for the next best thing to watch. If your mother is the kind of person who recommends good shows for you to watch, she’s definitely one cool cucumber! You know you can always turn to your mom to discuss a good theory or plot line because she will always have some interesting observations to tell you. Nothing better than discussing plot lines and fictional characters and love interests with your mother, right?

7. She Sticks Up For Other Women


Your mother isn’t the kind of person who would bring down another woman to make herself feel better. If your mother sees another woman who might be going through a rough time or who might simply need her help, she is always there to lend a helping hand and an ear to someone in need. If your mother taught you to treat everybody as an equal, then she is definitely way ahead of her time. She comes from a generation where, if you came from a certain background, you could not associate with those who weren’t as fortunate as you. Only now people are starting to realize and understand their privilege and have started seeing people who are less fortunate than them as equals.

In the end, having a cool mom who is way ahead of her time is a blessing in disguise. You might find her a bit intrusive in your daily life, but you know that whatever she does say, is for your own good. She will never push you to do something you don’t want to do and she will always support you when things go awry. Is your mom a cool mom? Please tell us in the comment section down below!

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Niharika Nayak

Niharika has a passion for all things art, music and travel. During her spare time she likes experimenting in the kitchen, painting pop culture icons and chasing after random street cats. Her dream is to one day own an amusement park so she can ride roller coasters for free.