This mom confusing a harmless toy with drugs is all of us
A Texas mom thought she found her teen daughter’s secret drug stash, and now their text exchange is generating laughs across the country.
The conversation started off normal enough – Ashley Banks, 16, asked her mom to put her calculator in the family mailbox so a friend could borrow it. This involved her mom going through the teen’s desk, which is where the trouble began. “What are these?” Ashley’s mother demanded to know after sending a picture of a bag containing various colored capsules.
Before the teen could respond mom went ahead and assumed what many parents would – she had found her daughter’s secret drug stash. “Ashely Carol I will not have drugs in my house,” she wrote. “Come home right now. As soon as your dad comes home from California we will discuss your consequences.” You know you’re in trouble when one parent brings up the other one. “[…] you will not be leaving the house, come home this instant,” she continued.
Despite her mom’s frantic texts the teen kept her cool because she knew the alleged contraband was not drugs. Ashley told mom to drop the little guys in water, which after some hesitation she did do. Surprise!
The internet is loving the priceless text exchange that likely left Ashley’s mom in a frazzled but thankful state. “At least they aren’t drugs” she must have whispered to herself while pouring a third glass of wine that night. The tweets have been shared more than 31,000 times. Ashley also had a good laugh at the hilarious misunderstanding. In the end, mom seemed less amused. “Why in the Earth would you buy these?” Ashley’s mom wrote. “I thought you were 16 not 7?”
They were cool, Ashley. And funny. Almost as funny as your mom’s reaction to them.