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How Eastern European Is Your Mum?

Gargling saltwater is the best and only cure for a sore throat.

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  1. Tick everything you mum has done.

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    1. Told you off for wearing outdoor shoes indoors.
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    2. Insisted you always wear slippers indoors.
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    3. Kept spare slippers for guests.
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    4. Told you off for wearing outdoor clothes indoors.
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    5. If you got a B at school, asked you why you didn’t get an A.
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    6. If you got an A at school, asked you why you didn’t get an A+.
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    7. If you got an A+, asked you why you didn’t get 100%.
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    8. Insisted you wear a scarf at all times if you got a sore throat.
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    9. Also made you gargle salt water to soothe your sore throat.
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    10. Told you that you’re not allowed to shower if you had a cold because that means exposing yourself to the cold and getting even more sick.
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    11. Told you off for having bare feet because that’s how you get sick.
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    12. Said that having bare feet will freeze your ovaries.
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    13. As will sitting on cold surfaces.
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    14. Made you sweet tea with raspberries when you’re sick.
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    15. Gave you valerian root when you’re stressed.
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    16. Insisted you wash your hands first thing when you get home.
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    17. Told you about someone she knows that definitely has the evil eye.
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    18. Never let you announce good news until it’s absolutely set in stone because of the evil eye.
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    19. Made you sit down for a bit before going on a long journey.
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    20. Made you look in the mirror if you come back home after leaving because you forgot something.
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    21. Quoted Pushkin.
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    22. Quoted Tolstoy.
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    23. Said something deeply poignant in passing.
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    24. Said something deeply poignant and philosophical intentionally that immediately made you feel better and more reflective about life.
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    25. Spent 15 minutes wishing you every possible good thing on your birthday.
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    26. Spent half an hour standing at the doorway saying goodbye to guests.
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    27. Gave an excessively long speech or toast.
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    28. Insisted the house must be spotless if you have guests over.
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    29. Bought crystal glassware for special occasions.
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    30. Always uses a tablecloth.
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    31. Has a special tablecloth, only to be used at parties.
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    32. Insisted you only gave bouquets of an odd number of flowers, because an even number of flowers are for funerals and dead people only.
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    33. Received/gave flowers on 8th March.
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    34. Explained behaviour in reference to zodiac signs.
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    35. Used smileys like this)))
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    36. Owned a multitude of silk and woolen scarves.
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    37. Told an anecdote.
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    38. Made borsch.
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    39. Made any other type of soup.
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    40. Made enough soup to last five days.
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    41. Only owns rose gold or silver jewellery.
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    42. Also owns a lot of amber jewellery.
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    43. Loves TK Maxx.
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    44. Said someone had “a kind face”.
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    45. Said someone had “an untrustworthy face”.
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    46. Told you off if you didn’t wash a fruit or vegetable before eating or cooking it.
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    47. Knew your Chinese zodiac and if the new year was the same as your zodiac, insisted that it was going to be a good year for you.
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    48. Referred to any technical profession as “engineer”.
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    49. Made homemade jam.
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    50. Thought that a party without lots of proper food barely constitutes a party.
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    51. Dressed better than all the other mums.
 
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