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What kind of mom are you? I consider myself to be a good mom. I try very hard. I’m not perfect (although I have been known to occasionally imply to my children that I am). I have a little secret. I hide food. Not all food. Just the occasional yummy treat that I buy for myself. I’m talking like once a week, and it’s usually a KitKat bar. I hide it because my oldest son, 17, is like a human vacuum cleaner for chocolate. For him, chocolate is like war. He will hunt down and destroy (eat) all chocolate in sight. so I have to hide it. Then, when he comes asking for it, I tell him we must be out. That doesn’t make me a bad mom, does it? I don’t think so.
If hiding chocolate doesn’t make me a bad mom, would hiding coffee make me one? I have another secret. I hide coffee. I don’t mean just a little coffee, like I hide one chocolate bar. I mean all of the coffee, an entire case containing two to four boxes of K-cups. My son sometimes has friends that sleep over on the weekend. They stay up late like kids do, hanging out talking and playing games. And eating everything, leaving dishes, and drinking all of the coffee. One morning I got up and there were like five pans and six dishes. And no coffee. So now I keep all of the K-cups hidden. We never keep them out anymore. Because while I don’t need the caffeine to get me going, I do need the cup of coffee.
If I had to guess, I’d guess that I was like many other moms, just trying to be a good mom. Nothing exceptionally unconventional or anything. If you want to talk about unconventional moms, here are ten that take the cake.
It’s now time to look at a new tv mom. Actually, two of them.
MOM is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother.
Christy is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when her recovering alcoholic mom Bonnie reappears, chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy’s many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss – and lover – Gabriel; the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy; her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year- old daughter, Violet; her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe; her irresponsible ex and Roscoe’s father, Baxter; and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke. Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction.
Here’s a preview of MOM.
MOM premieres Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, on the CBS Television Network. The show will air on Mondays from 9:30 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT.
Do you have a Mom confession? More than one maybe? I’d love it if you shared one of them with me in a comment below. Fair’s fair after all. I told you one of mine. Actually, I told you three of mine. What little secret are you hiding?
Cast on Twitter:
Nate Corddry @imnatecorddry
Matt Jones @mattjonesisdead
French Stewart @frenchstewart
Sadie Calvano @sadiecalvano
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