Teens will forever be embarrassed by their parents, no matter how well intentioned their actions may be.
Jenna, a high school student from Ohio, turned 17 recently, and to celebrate her big day, her mother decided to do something creative and fun. Using Snapchat’s custom geofilter tool, Jenna’s mom created a personalized filter tagged to her school, which called out that it was her birthday.
The gift was kinda adorable, thoughtful, and for a teen, mildly embarrassing.
Jenna tweeted the interaction with her mom, which just about anyone who’s ever been a teen or is a teen can relate to.
Jenna’s tweet got a ton of attention, and like most things on the internet, people blew it way out of proportion and took it a bit too far. She later followed up with a tweet saying that she did thank her mother, but she just wasn’t expecting the attention of all of her classmates.
Regardless, the constant struggle of parents attempting to express their adoration to their kids, and teens trying to avoid embarrassment, will continue. Forever.
TL;DR: Being a teen is tough, being a parent is even harder.