This is so good it almost makes US want to be accidentally added to a soccer mom group text.

By Hollee Actman Becker
October 05, 2017
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We all have that one annoying mom friend who loves to brag about her kids. About how good they are at sports, or at school, or basically at life. She's the queen of the name drop, the humblebrag, the passive aggressive back-handed compliment. And she's such a complete buzzkill in group chats that every response next to her name is met with a collective eye roll.

Christi Rantis Lally may not have kids yet, but she totally knows what we're talking about. And so when the Chicago makeup artist somehow ended up on a group text with a bunch of nine soccer moms, she couldn't wait to troll them by taking a faux-bragging mom persona out for a test drive.

"This past week I received group texts BY accident," she explained in the caption of a post she later penned about the experience on Facebook. "They are a bunch of parents and a coach for some kids soccer team. Instead of telling them they had the wrong number, I did this."

So. Freaking. Hilarious! The chick is totally my new hero.

"Hope everyone is doing well, Coach Juan would like to meet with the parents towards the end of practice," the first text in the chain began. And while all the other mamas responded with the standard "OK" Rantis Lally seized the day and began to type: "My kid is the best on the team," she wrote. "Just sayin."

She then went on to brag that he was invited to David Beckham's home for Christmas, and that "Cristian Ronaldo literally told me my child reminded him of himself when he was younger . . . the proof is in the pudding (and btw pudding cups are not acceptable snacks)."

Nice touch with the snacks, right? But no surprise, it was only a matter of time before the other moms on the chain took issue with Rantis Lall's blatant grandstanding.

"The fact that you had the audacity to say that your child is the 'best' i think makes us all pissed," wrote one. "You think your child is soooo good then sign him up for club. And also if you think the snacks have been sucking lately, please bring your own damn snacks for your child. Not only are you selfish but you are also ungrateful."


Sadly, Rantis Lally eventually came clean and was removed from the chat. But we think Jimmy Fallon or James Corden should turn this idea into a new weekly Text Troll segment or something because we would totally tune in to see a bunch of moms get schooled by a braggy stranger via SMS every week, wouldn't you?

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Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website for more, and then follow her on Instagram


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