We all love our mothers, or at least have respect for them. Some of us, however, take it a bit to far and rely of them well into our adult years. Here's how to tell if you're too much of a mummy's boy.
You call your mum, "Mummy"
If you're reading that heading and thinking, 'That's creepy' good. If not, please go and sort yourself out. "Mum" is totally fine, and some blokes are even on a first name basis with their mothers. That's another thing, don't call her "Mother".
She comes before any other woman
Having trouble committing? Of course you are, mummy's boy. No woman will ever come close to dear old mum. If you're the type who compares chicks to the woman who gave birth to you (hopefully not physically), enjoy dying alone. Making them play second fiddle is a guaranteed way to ward girlfriends off.
She does everything for you
Cooking, cleaning, laundry. No wonder you're 30 and still living at home. Why would you ever want to leave and face the harshness of the real world? Actually, if you got too frightened in the real world, all you'd have to do is call and she'd come to the rescue.
You lack independence
Don't know how to cook even the most basic dish? Don't know how to work a washing machine? Don't know how to pay bills? Don't really know how to do anything? That's because you're a mummy's boy.
You miss her at times
You're on a holiday with the new missus. It's not really a holiday, more of a dirty weekend. So why is your mother on your mind? The only thing that should be on your mind is.... well, we don't have to spell it out for you.
It gets pointed out to you
Just like if you're whipped, your mates won't hesitate to call you out as a mummy's boy. Neither will girls. One of the biggest turn-offs for a woman is a man who has an over-reliance on or just an abnormally close relationship with his mum. Hope you're man enough to cop the truth. If not, you can always go crying to mummy.
You do what she tells you to
"That girl's no good for you!" So you go break up with her. "I don't think that outfit looks very nice." So you go change. "I think you need to eat something." So you do, even though you aren't that hungry. God willing she tells you to get a life sometime soon.
You call her every day
She's your best friend, so it only makes sense that you give her a buzz daily. Some people would question whether you really need to call her every single day, seeing as you live together, but they're just bad sons.
You tell her everything
No, seriously. We’re sure she appreciates hearing about that weird rash down south.
She rules your world
According to you: Everything she says is right, she's the most important person in the world and there's nothing she isn't capable of. Until you stop believing these things, you'll forever be a mummy's boy. The male race will miss you, buddy.
But, you are not alone. Celeb's are just as eager to please their mummy....
Money-making genius Richard Branson has spoken of how his mother Eve was a key factor on making him independent. "When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields," he says. According to Branson, she has been the source of his drive and determination and he describes her as "amazing".
Robbie Williams's number one fan is his mum, Janet. Robbie dedicated his 'Frank Sinatra' concert at the Royal Albert Hall to her and took her to the world premier of his new film Nobody Somewhere.
Johnny Depp has his mother's name Betty Sue tattooed on his left arm and says that she gave him the best bit of advice he’s ever had. "One of the greatest pieces of advice I've ever gotten in my life was from my mom. When I was a kid there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said, "OK, I'm gonna tell you what to do. If the kid's bugging you and puts his hands on you, you pick up the nearest rock…" Er, if this is the best piece of advice he should be worried...
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