Parents·Posted on 19 Dec 2021It's Time We Talked About These 26 British Mum BehavioursForget Pokémon, British mums collect club cards.by Ivy RichardsonBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Having an unhealthy obsession with Primark, Poundland, and/or B&M. picture alliance / Getty Images Forget a kid in a candy store, have you ever seen a British mum in a B&M?! 2. And being proud owners of every supermarket’s loyalty card. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @rhianwestbury Forget Pokémon, British mums collect club cards. 3. Saying “there’s food at home” when you’re dying for a Maccies. Guts 🗡 @PBorCapo YOU SAID I said WE COULD GO there’s food TO MCDONALDS AT HOME. 01:49 AM - 15 Nov 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @PBorCapo Yeah but is there a cheeseburger, fries, and a McFlurry at home, Mum? That’s the question. 4. And then reminding you that “there are children around the world that are starving." . @punkisntdead_xo Me to mum: I'm hungry Mum: how dare you! There are children in Africa who are starving ! Me: 09:20 PM - 24 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @punkisntdead_xo And making you feel like an ungrateful dick for ever wanting a Happy Meal. 5. Having this exact phone case: zach @xyzachh does everyone’s mum have a phone case like this or is it just mine 07:53 PM - 11 May 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @xyzachh 6. And expecting you to remember all of their passwords. babes @levynbaby My mum is pissed at me because I can't remember her passwords 07:35 AM - 28 Jul 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @levynbaby I can barely remember my own, Mum. 7. Scrolling through your entire camera roll when you show them one picture on your phone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox And saying "who’s that?" to every person they come across. 8. Only drinking tea out of a specific mug. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NowThis And having a hissy fit if anyone else tries to use it. 9. Buying fancy snacks and saving them for when visitors come over. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Peacock You know, just in case the Queen stops by unannounced for a quick bite. 10. Calling you down for dinner before it’s actually ready. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Global TV So you just sit there contemplating life and trying not to get hangry. 11. Having a special place in their heart for Princess Diana. v🇳🇬 @vicife15 Does anyone else’s mum love princess Diana or is it just my mum? 10:34 AM - 21 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @vicife15 Princess Di really has British mums in a chokehold. Not only do they miss her dearly but they also have their own fully fledged conspiracy theories about what happened to her. 12. Sending an excessive amount of kisses at the end of every text message. 🧚🏼♀️lis🧚🏼♀️ @ElissaDuffyXO Why does my mum send so many kisses on texts. Think off all the time she could save. M 11:34 PM - 01 Dec 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @ElissaDuffyXO There’s only so many kisses you can send before you sound passive aggressive but British mums clearly did not get that memo. 13. And remixing the names of popular apps. george @spfanlana I just got this text from my Mum, who tf spells it like that 01:38 PM - 23 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @spfanlana If I had a penny for every time a British mum said "the Facebook'" or "Tick Tock" I wouldn't be rich but I'd certainly be on my way. 14. Wanting the juicy gossip on all your old school friends. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF HBO Max She probably wants to know what every kid you ever went to school with is up to now – even if you haven’t spoken to them in years. 15. Having a drawer full of plastic bags that is full to the brim. Emma @em_young_ We decided to clean out our "plastic bag drawer" and 02:53 PM - 29 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @em_young_ 16. And another dedicated to takeaway containers, Tupperware, and various lids. Rachel Cameron @rachiecamie Who else’s mom has an entire drawer dedicated to Tupperware lids? 06:05 PM - 30 Nov 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @rachiecamie Some people collect stamps. British mums collect Tupperware. 17. Not letting you leave the house without putting a scarf on. ODDSbible @ODDSbible When your mum forces you to wear a scarf because “it’s cold outside” 10:21 PM - 03 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @ODDSbible Even if you’re a grown adult… 18. Saying “sorry?!” after you’ve just said something cheeky. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Bounce Which is somehow just as terrifying as actually getting in trouble. 19. Being adamant they don’t want any presents for their birthday. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Showtime Which ends up being more frustrating because you then have to pluck a gift idea out of thin air. 20. Stocking up on snacks months before Christmas and hiding them in questionable places. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix There’s nothing more devastating than finding a cupboard full of biscuits, chocolates and sweets and having to leave them there until Christmas Day. It’s torture. 21. Using the same Christmas decorations from when you were seven years old. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBC "Reduce, reuse, recycle" is clearly every British mum's motto. 22. And gifting you socks and/or slippers every year without fail. Michael #TeamGinger @MichaelRPDR When your mum gives you socks for Christmas and you act surprised. 🤣 12:33 AM - 22 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @MichaelRPDR 23. Using an unflattering photo of you as their Facebook profile pic. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Channel 4 One thing about British mums: they’re going to show you off on social media. They’re also going to choose the most unflattering photo of you in existence but it’s the thought that counts, I guess. 24. Passing on every chain message they receive, you know, just in case. Shan 🇬🇩 @IGoBySJ Me telling my mum that the chain mail she keeps forwarding me is fake news 02:33 PM - 26 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @IGoBySJ British mums really don’t take chances when it comes to chain mail – there’s absolutely no way that they’ll end up with 7 years of bad luck or a terminal illness because they didn’t forward a message to their nearest and dearest. 25. Covering your eyes during sex scenes on TV shows. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF VH1 Even though you are definitely old enough to know where babies come from. 26. And tuning in to Eastenders, Emmerdale, and/or Coronation Street every week. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney+ Because nothing will ever come between a British mum and her soap operas.