- People are sharing stories about their parents waiting to tell them about major health events on Twitter.
- TV writer Ariel Dumas had shared a joke about it happening, and people noted how relatable it was.
People are sharing stories about times their parents didn’t tell them about major health events until after they occurred, and the stories are extremely relatable.
TV writer Ariel Dumas had first shared a story on Twitter about a mum telling her kids that their father was in the hospital “last week but he’s fine now.”
She pointed out in a follow up tweet that it was a joke, but people have noted how accurate her comment was, and are sharing moments their parents withheld information about major health events from them.
The lighthearted Twitter threat has gone viral, with people saying they have had similar conversations with their parents.
Your mom: your dad was in the hospital last week but he’s fine now
— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) March 15, 2019
“Hey mom, whatcha doing?”
“Leaving the hospital”
“Your dad’s follow-up appointment”
“He had a thing last month”
— sam verdile (@samverdile) March 15, 2019
Mom: "Good talking to you! Oh, by the way, incidentally, I'm going to the hospital and getting my hip replaced with an artificial one next week."
Mom: ROBO-MOM! ????
— David Schenet (@DavidSchenet) March 15, 2019
several hours later i was able to get back in touch with her (after talking to my siblings who all got the same horrifying call) and got the story:
we had a stray cat problem in our neighborhood. my dad let our dog in the yard to chase one away…he caught the cat (& killed it)
— Kat Bain (@kathugins) March 15, 2019
My eighty year old mother fell down an elevator shaft in an old funeral home. My dad waited almost 24 hours to tell me bc he didn’t want me to worry. She is now 100% fine, and very pleased to have the topper to any story I can tell about myself.
— Chickie (@chickieIN) March 15, 2019
my entire family: https://t.co/50KtZwmeqx
— witchy (@wealthy_chelsea) March 15, 2019
Me: how's it going
My mom, texting: fine sweetie :)
My mom when I come to visit: I've been wearing a heart monitor bc the doctor thinks I may have had a heart attack, your uncle has cancer & also your childhood dog died a month ago sorry wanted to wait and tell you in person!!!! https://t.co/LnSA72ViMG
— frankEMstein’s monster (@emj413) March 15, 2019
On the way home from college at the end of the semester.
My dad: "Just so you know, when you get home the dog won't be there, we had to sleep a few months ago."
Me: "WHAT? WHY ARE YOU JUST NOW TELLING ME THIS?!"
Dad: "We didn't want you to get distracted from your studies." https://t.co/l3YgUG34yc
— Bryce Dubee (@Dubeeous) March 15, 2019
This reminds me of when my mom called and said "I just thought you'd like to know your sister is in the hospital." Yes I would like to know! And she did need surgery but everything is fine https://t.co/l2UzHXzIwA
— Buffalo Jen (@BooksandBills) March 15, 2019
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