This is 21-year-old Lourdes Zavaleta, a junior at the University of Houston, and her mom, Maria. Lourdes is currently finishing up her finals and third year in school. And Maria is very proud of her daughter!
On Monday, as Lourdes was heading into her last final for her intercultural communication class, she texted her mom.
"This test was very important to me and my family because it was my last exam of my third year," she told BuzzFeed News.
"Finishing it also meant that I only have one more semester before I graduate."
Her mom texted back well wishes — well, that was the intention. "Break a leg" was what she was intending.
This actually wasn't the first time her mom used this term. A few months ago, Lourdes said her mom mistakenly used the term when wishing her and her brother luck on midterm exams. "She said something like, 'You'll both do fine tomorrow. Just bust a nut.'"
"My brother and I couldn't stop laughing," she said. "But we never told her why because of how awkward that conversation would have been."
They did tell her that the phrase she was reaching for was "break a leg," however.