The mother handled it fabulously.
Meet Mason Brian Barclay, a teen and self-described “very homosexual male.” He recently wanted to attend a sleepover at his “new best friend” Houston’s house, because teens are gonna teen. But he’s a boy, and everyone knows boys aren’t allowed to attend girls’ sleepovers, because of cooties/patriarchal norms.
She hates this picture but idc. I'm in love with your soul. You pretty cute too. pic.twitter.com/YVL0GzrlcR— that is MAY (@maymaybarclay) July 19, 2017\n
So he behaved more maturely than most adults, and crafted a long text message to Houston’s mom, Mrs. Shelton, in which he politely asked for permission to attend Houston’s sleepover.
“I think the common meaning behind only allowing the same sex to share sleepovers is due to the typical interest in the opposite sex, when, in this case, I do not like the opposite sex,” he explained in the text.
Mrs. Shelton’s response was so good that Mason tweeted it out and it went viral:
I TEXTED HOUSTONS MOM TO ASK IF I CAN STAY THE NIGHT FRIDAY HAHAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/Ovr74V869W— that is MAY (@maymaybarclay) September 18, 2017\n
“Hmm. Well my husband is hot. Should I worry?” she responded.
Evidently Mason found Mrs. Shelton’s text hilarious. So does Twitter.
Hahahahahahaha I don’t know what exactly is going on here but I’m lol’ing— Trever (@itstreverr) September 19, 2017\n
That took guts, and this mom acknowledged it *fabulously*! I wish you a fun night with your friends! Stay away from Houston's dad, now.— Julie Martineau (@JulieBonjour) September 22, 2017\n
Literally just choked on my coffee from laughing about this. Best mom response ever— Pete (@Vasquez41Pedro) September 21, 2017\n
I think I'm in love with her mom— Abbey ♡ (@elizabeth_abbey) September 19, 2017\n
And others are just wondering if the sleepover is on, or not??
Wait. Did we ever learn the answer??? Lol— Zachary Zane (@ZacharyZane_) September 20, 2017\n
Others need to know if Houston’s dad lives up to the hype:
Wait, so how hot is her dad?— Milton Knowles (@TheGreatMiltini) September 21, 2017\n
More importantly did you meet the dad?— Brock McGillis (@brock_mcgillis) September 20, 2017\n