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In a tongue-in-cheek video that boasts more than 1.5 million views since it was uploaded on September 16, Ann reminds her son that she and Liam's father still exist and that they'd really appreciate a call — and, oh yeah, by the way, she adds, "I gave you life."
Turns out Liam left his Delaware County, Pa., home about a month ago for college, according to Today, and has only called home once since before the video appeared.
But she does give him the benefit of the doubt at one point in the video.
"Maybe you haven't forgotten me," she says. "Maybe you've forgotten how to use a phone."
Ann has taken the humorous approach to publicly shaming her son — after all, she teaches theater in Pennsylvania and tells NBC10 that she enjoys making funny videos — and says the videos are particularly funny because her son wants nothing to do with them.
"As soon as I gave birth and got stretch marks, I figured I had a right to torture him as much as I want," she admits to the news site.
Not only that, but Liam isn't the first child she's had to send off to college. Ann tells NBC10 she was a "hot mess" when his older sister left the nest, too.
She admits, though, that her children aren't the first to put off calling their parents while they're away at college.
"He's not the exception to the rule," she tells the site. "He's the norm. He's really not doing anything that 50,000 other college kids aren't doing."
But the video must have helped. Liam called his parents the day after it was posted.
"I had to schedule time with my busy boy," Ann says. "He's a freshman."