Are we perfect mothers? Nah. Not even close. Were are mothers perfect? Nope. Not even a little. If you are trying to measure up to some motherhood ideal you think your own mother embodied, please give yourself a break. It’s all a lie. I once asked my mom about whether or not she found new motherhood a struggle (it didn’t seem to me like she had nearly as tough a time I was having), and she said, “Why do you think I waited six years before I had your sister?” Solid point, mom.
Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live showed a short that totally debunked the idea of “the perfect mom” with guest star Emma Thompson. You must watch it below. Basically, the only difference between you and your mom is the bad ’80s fashion sense.