Mother Mother

Mother's Day is upon us. My sister and I taking my mom out tonight, so I'll be free to spend Sunday with my guys. Jacob said I could plan the whole day. I'd like to think that he's being really generous and loving, but really, I think he's just lazy and uncreative. Oh well, I get what I want this way!

I plan to sleep in until 10:00, then have breakfast in bed, followed by a few hours of reading. Once I finally get up and shower, we're going out to a late lunch at my favorite burger place. Afterwards, Jacob will drop me off at Julep for a manicure while he takes the boys to the park. Then I suppose I'll spend some time with my kids. (Please don't tell me I'm the only mom who wants a break from their offspring on Mother's Day!) When the kids are down for the night, Jacob and I will rent a movie and eat a fancy cheese plate. Sounds like a good, relaxing day to me. I'm looking forward to it!

In honor of this Hallmark holiday, I thought I’d share my favorite TV moms, past and present. Just to be clear, some of them are pretty terrible and I wouldn't want them to be my mother, but they sure are entertaining and that’s what makes me love them.

Beverly Goldberg - The Goldbergs
She's my current favorite. I love her and also fear that I will turn into her.

Lindsay Bluth Fünke - Arrested Development
The best of the worst. And she only gets better with age.

Lorelai Gilmore - Gilmore Girls
Everyone wants Lorelai for a mom!

Mellie Grant - Scandal
Though she doesn't mother very often, I seriously love and admire her.

Margene Heffman - Big Love
She was my favorite of the sister wives.

Nancy Botwin - Weeds
Her kids should have been taken away by CPS, but I love her!

Jenny MacArthur - The League
She can hang with the boys, but she's still feminine and hilarious.

Miranda Hobbes - Sex and the City
I'm pretty sure "I'm a Miranda" and I'm cool with that. She's awesome and realistic.

Selena Meyer - Veep
The rare scenes with her daughter are hilarious. She's as good at motherhood as she is at VP.

Betty Draper Francis - Mad Men
She's the worst! And I can't stop loving her.

Julia Braverman-Graham - Parenthood
Being a good, kind, patient mom to bratty Sydney has to be tough.

Claire Dunphy - Modern Family
I fear I'll turn into her too. Wait, I think I already am her. Hey, at least she's fun!

Tara Gregson - United States of Tara
She put her kids through so much crap, but they still adored her.

Rosanne Conner - Roseanne
The queen of TV moms! I don't know that I'll ever love any one of them more than her.

Who is your favorite TV mom?


Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Loralei and Clair Huxtable are my faves. Does Danny Tanner count? He may as well be a tv mom. Ha!

Karen M. Peterson said...

Totally agree with Misty. I love Clair Huxtable!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

The Goldberg mom is pretty funny. I saw that show for the first time this week. She reminded me of my mom. hahahah

Cindy Walsh!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Television and movie mothers have nothing on my awesome amazing mother

jackie jade said...

the scenes with betty draper are the best!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

When I grow up I want to be Jenny MacArthur. I adore her, and her attitude and that she's one of the guys, which I totally am more often than not.

My hubby, and his brothers have deemed all of us certain The League characters... I of course am Jenny as picked by the brothers, my husband is oddly enough Pete, my one brother-in-law, the free spirit is of course Taco, and my youngest brother-in-law is oddly Kevin, Jenny's wife. One brother doesn't know we've picked all these because we keep calling him Dre... if you watch the show you realize that's not really a compliment. He totally has Dre-AIDS. ;)

I think my favorite TV mom will always be Peggy Bundy, and the mom from That 70's Show, Kitty.

Kimberlee VDW said...

haha great round up! LOVE Loreilei!

Jen K said...

Yes! I just wanted a break from the boys. Unfortunately that did not happen. We went to brunch with the fam in Chicago. I got stuck all the way at the end with the boys. I felt like I was at the kids table on Moms Day. Rude.