Something that I think we can all agree on is how incredibly thankful we are for our moms. They answer the phone every time we call even though they know we will probably be complaining about school (again). They always buy that t-shirt for formal that you really really want and your college student budget just can’t afford. And we can always count on them to tell us when our outfit isn’t on point. But seriously, I do not know what I would do without my mom. Knowing that she’s just a phone call away definitely helps with the separation anxiety, but what’s even better is when she’s willing to travel across the state (or, for some, across the country) to hangout with you for Kappa Delta Mom’s Weekend!
I’m going to be honest. My mom is pretty quirky, and I love it. She is a middle school science teacher and has the sense of humor of a twelve year old: so where better to take her than the HOPE Outdoor Gallery? With a can of spray paint in hand, my mom really let out her vandal side; and by that I mean she painted a lot of cute quotes and smiley faces. It was just so awesome to introduce my mom to such a cool part of Austin and then climb to the top and experience one of the most gorgeous views of the city I have ever seen.
Not only did I get to introduce my mom to the city I have slowly been falling in love with since August, but she finally got to meet all the KD girls I have been telling stories about and posting pictures with all year too. By the way, if you are ever at a loss of what to do in Austin, go to a sing-along at the Alamo Draft house Theater. My sweet sister Kami and I dragged our moms to an 80’s themed showing and watched them jam to their favorite songs from when they were in high school/college. I have learned that few things are better than watching moms belt out “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” However, I think we can all agree that nothing that weekend beat the French toast we had at Walton’s on Sunday morning (sitting around sipping coffee with some rad Kappa Deltas and their moms was a close second).
Moral of the story: join Kappa Delta and make awesome friends that you can’t wait to introduce to your mom when she’s in town. Also join because they have bingo nights with coffee and yoga so it really is a win win.
Molly is a Sophomore English Major who plans on becoming a high school english teacher. She loves hedgehogs, all things Harry Potter. Her love of photography has lead her to become our chapters historian!! This girl>