OTTAWA – As the weather fluctuates from warm to cold, the nation’s mothers are checking in with their adult children to make sure they’ve remembered to bring something along with them, “in case it gets chilly.”
“We just wanted to make sure our kids were wearing layers,’ said Christine Morrison, 65, speaking on behalf of moms everywhere at a press conference. ”The key to handling unpredictable weather like this is by dressing in several different outfits at once,” she emphasized from underneath a windbreaker tracksuit, two hand-knit cardigans and mauve fleece zip-up.
Norman Laine, a clinical researcher at McGill University, insists this reaction to slight changes in weather are common among all mothers. “It’s something that happens around age 60, – hold on, my mother is calling. Hello? Yes, Mom, I have gloves.”
Studies have shown that a motherly check-in is the leading cause for over-preparedness amongst adults aged 18-36.
“I brought a jacket to the nude beach and I had to like, drape it casually over my arm all day. I looked like such a fool,” remembers Christine’s son, Tom. “It was 30 degrees out and also I did not have pants.”
“There aren’t many things left for a mother to do for her adult children after a certain point,” explains psychologist, Joanne Rogers. “As a child begins to show signs of autonomy, a mother is relegated to simple reminders about jackets, making frozen casseroles to ‘take with you on the train’ and forwarding chain emails.”
At press time, the nation’s mothers were calling to see if you’re still alive because, “you never call anymore.”