Mom and son chat

It was almost like I could help them win because the [opposing] players didn’t even want to come down to the end where I was because I was talking so much trash. I would try out for teams just to see if I could make it.

I was smart in school, I could play any sport, I was super athletic, but none of them materialized into anything.

They are also identifiable by the length of time it takes for the message to be written, which is rarely under three minutes.

Although being a parent doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t be tech savvy, it does usually mean being out of touch with your kid’s “culture”.

Within the vast world of text messages, there exists the sub-world of mom texts.

These messages are quintessentially mother-y, whether they're exhibiting unfamiliarity with technology or subtly deploying a dose of guilt.

“Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood (2010) – A rolling music bed and Carrie’s own romantic storyline with hockey player Mike Fisher form the backdrop for a song that shows a mother just what a great job she’s done.

She parented a daughter who picks the right kind of partner.

Most parents teach their children not to go anywhere with strangers.

By those standards, none of these songs are perfect, but they’re all at least very good at paying homage to Mom.

It’s probably not the definitive list – you could argue that others, such as Merle Haggard’s “Mama’s Hungry Eyes” – belong here, but it’s good enough to give you a full-bodied picture of your mom, my mom, somebody’s mom.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule but as a case in point here are some hilarious text messages from Indian moms.

The perfect country song, according to David Allan Coe’s hilarious classic “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” requires that you refer to trains, trucks, prison, gettin’ drunk and – of course – mama.

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