Texas mom mistakes toys for pills, text chain goes viral

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A hilarious exchange of text messages between a mother and her daughter in Texas has gone viral.

The string starts with a mom searching in her daughter’s room for a calculator, per her daughter’s request, when she finds multi-colored pills she thinks are her daughter’s and that are drugs, Fox 4 reported. The news station reported the daughter is Ashley Banks, of Bedford, Texas, while the mother was not named.

Ashley’s mother demands her to come home and tells her she is grounded.

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But Ashley replies with crying-from-laughter emojis, telling her mom the capsules aren’t drugs and to put them in the water, Fox 4 reported.

Ashley tweeted screenshots of the texts along with a photo of the suspected pills, which, when soaked, turned into animals— in this case, dinosaurs. The toys typically are bought at discount stores.

“Why in the Earth would you buy these?” Ashley’s mom texts her back. “I thought you were 16 not 7.”

Ashley replies: “Idk (I don’t know) they looked cool.”

Since sharing the text exchange Friday on Twitter, the tweets have gone viral. As of Wednesday morning, they had been retweeted nearly 40,000 times and received nearly 53,000 favorites.