Mothers are naturally protective. Whether it is a literal mama bear who would kill for her baby cubs or a metaphorical ‘mama bear’ who is just extremely doting and protective of her human babies.
As children grow, parents become more and more worried. Despite the physical and hopefully mental growth, parents (especially mothers) become more concerned with drugs, partying and bullying, just to name a few.
This mother from Ohio, however, has a unique way of keeping her daughter in line.
Heather Steinkopf and her 18-year-old daughter Kaelyn Demmon live in Huron, Ohio. Just like any other 18-year-old girl, she enjoys going out and spending time with her friends.
Her mother, Heather, ensures that she is where she says she is by asking her to send some very specific selfies.
Kaelyn was with her best friend, Stevie Holbrook, on a Friday night hanging out when she received the text message from her mom.
In the message, her mom asks her where she is, and that ‘before [she] lies’ she should tell her mom where the car is. Then she asks her daughter and her friend to send a selfie with the two of them giving her a thumbs up.
In an interview with Buzzfeed News, Stevie (Kaelyn’s best friend) said: ‘we were having a movie night at my house before I left for college.’
Kaelyn’s mother also told Buzzfeed News that she ‘infrequently’ asks her daughter to send her selfies so that Kaelyn ‘never knows’ when she is going to have to send one.
Heather goes on to say that she asks for very specific photos in very specific positions since she knows that her daughter has pictures with her friends prepared on her camera roll.
So the follow-up message went a little something like this: Heather asked for a picture with the light on, and then asked for another one where her daughter was on Stevie’s back.
Later on in the text, Heather suspects that her daughter ‘cropped’ Stevie into the photo so she asks for another one. In an interview, she said that she requested more pictures after the initial photo for her own enjoyment.
Heather said: ‘I knew she was where she said she was, but it was more fun to keep her doing different things.’
But Kaelyn has admitted that she has lied to her mom before. ‘There have been times when I have said I am at Stevie’s when I’m at a bonfire or something.’
When Kaelyn posted the text message interaction on her Twitter, it received many retweets and also numerous replies from fellow teens who have to go through the same ordeal. Some said that this was ‘just like their mom’ while others just tagged their friends who had experienced the same maternal photo shoot.