If you've ever felt like a failure as a mom, or that you have no idea how other moms make it look so easy while you feel like every day is a struggle, you're definitely not alone. Motherhood is not for the weak and is hard work day in and day out. It's hard sometimes to see your peers or role models who make it seem so easy when you can't even seem to shower daily, but you can take comfort in knowing that everyone struggles sometimes.
Saturday Night Live is known for celebrating Mother's Day by giving us some of the best sketches parodying motherhood and the unrealistic expectations placed on moms. Amy Schumer hilariously recounted the time she gave birth to her son in "The Day You Were Born," while Kristen Wiig promoted 1-800-Flowers as she gifted her overbearing, judgemental mom a bouquet to celebrate Mother's Day.
SNL hit it out of the park yet again with one of their latest Mother's Day sketches titled, "The Perfect Mother." In the sketch, host Emma Thompson plays cast member Heidi Gardner's mother. Gardner is a frustrated and exhausted mom to an infant daughter and asks her mother how she managed to be such a perfect mother when she had a young child while she feels like such a mess?
Cut to the now impeccably dressed Thompson reflecting on what life with her own infant was like, in particular, the sleepless nights where she found herself asking her newborn why she wouldn't "go to f*#king sleep!"
Gardner claims she never remembered her mother yelling at her when she was a child, to which Thompson claimed was because she was so adorable. Thompson's memories showed a different story, however, particularly that one time a young Gardner finger painted the television set.
Or when Gardner asked Thompson if she ever felt overwhelmed as a parent, causing this birthday party nightmare flashback.
Thompson can then be seen reading her teenage daughter's diary commenting "that little slut!" despite Gardner thinking she always respected her privacy.
SNL can always make us laugh with their hilarious Mother's Day sketches, especially when they hit so close to home. And while they show there is no such thing as a "perfect mother," it is comforting to know that no matter how bad we thinking we're messing up, our kids will always think we're perfect.