When you were a teenager there was always that one kid who had the mom (or dad) who just tried too hard to be “one of the gals/guys” and wanted really desperately to be the “cool” parent.
Maybe this was your mom or dad.
Anyway, it was almost too embarrassing for words when you were at this kids house and the mom and dad were acting like fools and trying to use to “hip” slang and treating their kids like they were friends.
Newsflash for most parents: no matter how “cool” you act, your teenagers are probably not going to want to hang out with you.
That parent is basically the Do You Got Insurance group.
They describe themselves as:
Got Insurance is a project of the Thanks Obamacare campaign, created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education to educate everyone about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
And the entire ad section of their website is almost physically painful to look at, in that exact same way you cringed when your friend’s “cool” mom tried to hang out with you.
There’s 21 ads that they have on their website and over half of them are targeting “young adults” and their “interests”, with easily visible “sharing” buttons so you can embarrass yourself by posting them all over your facebook and twitter page…much like the parent who is friends with you on facebook and takes time to leave you a “I love you snuggle bear!” message on your wall so everyone in your dorm can mock you.
Only in this case it’s more like the cool mom who completely doesn’t get her kids and thinks that all they do is drink, do yoga, and have hook up sex every night while they are at college and she really really wants to make sure you know she is okay with that, because you’re an adult and that’s perfectly fine!
Ryan Gosling, what a hotty right? I mean…you kids like Ryan Gosling right? That’s a think you like? Oh good, I’m hip, I’m with it.
Mom: Woo! Drinking! Totally awesome! I’m wasted!
Son: Mom, no, stop that.
Mom: What!? I support your partying! It’s so much fun!
Son: I need to study for an test.
What do you girls do for fun when you’re together and not looking for easy hot guys?
Oh I know! Shots! We can do shots! That’s hip and cool right?
Or maybe like, matching sweatbands and pretending to work out so we can justify binge drinking? That’s a thing that’s popular right?