The "Perfect Mom" Is a Myth and This Hilarious Saturday Night Live Skit Starring Emma Thompson Shows You Why

The "Perfect Mom" Is a Myth and This Hilarious Saturday Night Live Skit Starring Emma Thompson Shows You Why

Mother's Day just went by and people flooded social media thanking their moms for being so perfect. But only mothers know how far from true that is, and this skit brutally captures the reality.

Before you became a mother, you must've wondered how your mom did it. Raised you, that is. Looking back, you cringe at all the antics you pulled. From painting the walls with permanent markers to pooping on the bathroom floor, you certainly didn't make it easy for her. Yet, she never lost her cool and she always looked like she had her stuff sorted.

Forget Superman, she was the original Superwoman. Now that you're a mother and raising your own hell-raising kid, you just want to know the secret to her ability to keep you from accidentally on purpose destroying everything in your path. You know she is the key to knowing how to be a perfect mother. Well, that secret is now in the open, and Emma Thompson is the one describing it for you, reports NY Times.


But spoiler alert: there is no such thing as the perfect mother.

In the latest episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL), hosted by Emma Thompson, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler, a skit called The Perfect Mother shows just exactly how imperfect mothers can be. And how well they can hide it. This extremely real behind-the-scenes of motherhood will have your jaw dropping as well as your head nodding to moments that are just one of many that your mom had to deal with.


Motherhood is certainly not all about making delicious lunches while having perfectly coifed hair, after getting all your children properly dressed and in the car while you drop them off at school on time. That is a dream that only mothers in movies can ever pull off. So watch this skit and get ready for some cursing, screaming, shitting, spitting, eating crayons and painting TVs.

Here's the video every mom, daughter, and daughter-turned-mom needs to watch:


You probably already appreciated your mom but put your hand up if your respect for her and yourself just went up 10 notches higher. Especially when you had to watch that slightly awkward moment of what really happens to your sex life post-baby. Yeah, probably not something you want to imagine about your parents but the truth is often too brutal.

And that's not all. That particular SNL sketch also had Fey and Poehler giving daughters a little inside into some mom-speak. Here's what mothers are really saying, reported NY Times:

Fey: “Just to relax in the backyard, maybe a massage.”

Thompson: What she’s actually asking is —

Poehler: “How does one buy weed?”

Another example is...

Poehler: “Oh, I like that shirt.”

Thompson: What she’s trying to say is —

Fey: “Oh, I think I bought you that shirt.”

But wait, there are more. “You look tired” means “You look bad,” “Can we just not talk about politics?” means “Please don’t ruin Joe Biden for me — he’s what I picture,” and “Son, you know I love you just the way you are” means “I am bored of waiting for you to tell me you’re gay — just do it so I can buy rainbow stuff.”


So being a mother is in no way close to being perfect. And it's okay, being perfect isn't everything. Because one thing that imperfection can never subdue is your mother's love for you.






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