Mom Uses Facebook to Guilt Son Into Calling
So, your son went off to college well over a month ago, and you haven't gotten a single phone call from him. What's a mom to do? My mom would probably have shown up at my dorm room with a wooden spoon in her hand. Assuming I lived to tell the tale, I would have gotten the message loud and painfully clear.
Luckily, for Liam McCarney, his mom, Ann Pinto McCarney, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, posted a nearly five-minute video to Facebook Wednesday directed squarely at her son, instead of going with the wooden spoon confrontation.
From ABC News:
McCarney, who describes herself as an actress, singer and “I guess a comedian at this point,” told ABC News she and her husband, Dean, dropped Liam off at college in August and, prior to the video, had only heard from him once since.
“There’s no communication, let’s be clear,” McCarney said. “The only time he called us was to ask my husband to send video game cartridges, the priorities.”
McCarney says she is known for posting funny videos making fun of herself as a housewife and of life with four teenagers, and knew this particular video would strike a chord with her fellow parents on Facebook.
“I kind of feel like this took off because it tapped into the heart of people across the country,” she said. “Parents have been saying ‘call home’ for decades.”
Take a look:
'As soon as I gave birth and got stretch marks, I figured I had a right to torture him as much as I want,' she joked. But she knows she's just one of many mothers hoping to hear from their college-aged kids: 'He's really not doing anything that 50,000 other college kids aren't doing.'