When Cool Moms Take it Too Far, Kobe Byrant’s Best Legacy and Why Sports Fans Should Thank New Jersey on Super Bowl Sunday
You know that scene in Mean Girls where Amy Poehler as Regina George’s mom, Mrs. uh, George, declares herself a “cool mom” and pretends to be “girlfriends” with her daughter’s high-school aged friends and everyone is mortified?
Now imagine, for a second, that this isn’t a movie, this is real life, except your mom isn’t weirdly, bizarrely friends with your bros, she’s weirdly, bizarrely friendly with your ex — and won’t take “but maaaaahhmmm, we broke up,” for an answer. That’s pretty much what’s going on with this Lauren Vinopal piece.
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