This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network, all opinions are my own.
CBS has an awesome new show premiering September 23, from hit-maker Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men & Big Bang Theory). Mom features the hilarious Anna Faris (of Scary Movie fame) as newly sober single mom, Christy, who struggles to raise two children in a world full of temptation. Christy’s formerly estranged mother, who obviously had her own struggles being a mother, is back in Christy’s life & ready to help point out her daughter’s many mistakes. (sounds like a lot of moms I know)
As the daughter of a 19 year old single mother, raised partially by Grandparents there were a lot of similarities in the first look video, with my own family. Although my mother never suffered from substance abuse others in our family did. My extended family has been through a lot, let’s just say dysfunction is our middle name. I’ve been keeping that dysfunction alive in some less harmful ways as I’ve become a mother myself and I learn the ins & outs of this whole game. For some reason after watching the preview I feel the need to confess to some of my own not so stellar behavior:
- I sometimes pit my children against each other in an old fashioned game of sibling rivalry in order to make them do what I want, like clean up their toys around the house. All I have to say is something along the lines of “Wow that’s a great job cleaning up. You’re a really good boy. I’m soooo proud of you”. I lay it on really thick & not long after the other brother & sometimes even the baby! will come running as fast as they can to try to compete for my praise! (of course I do all of this in a loving way)
- Every spring we start getting overrun by ants. The kids noticed that the ants loved food that was dropped on the floor so one year in attempts to keep the kids from dropping their food on the floor & leaving it there I told them that other things like to eat crumbs too, RATS! and then we learned all about rats by using google images, which I quickly realized was a big mistake and not funny at all. Not my best Mom moment, I confess.
- I pretend to be asleep at bedtime so that the kids will go to sleep. When they call out for me to ask me that 200th question of the day, mommy is busy snoring. It works like a charm.
- I eat ice cream & candy and various other things that I won’t let the kids have when they go to bed. To be an even bigger hypocrite I won’t even let them get a whiff of half the things I grew up eating (and loved). I’m still adjusting to “Do as I say, not as I do”
Yes ladies & gentleman, I’m a bit of a hypocrite.. but.. I’m trying to get better & of course I always have my kids best interest at heart. Considering where I come from I think I’m doing a pretty good job so far.
I think this show is going to be a hit, for a couple of reasons. We all like to have someone to identify with.. and we all like feeling like our mistakes aren’t as bad as other people’s! I know I’ll be watching. I need a good laugh. Parenting is hard work.
I hope you’ll check out Mom which premieres Monday September 23rd at 9:30p ET/8:30 CT on CBS. While you’re here make sure to check out what you’re in store for in this first look.
More About Mom:
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. Premieres Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, on the CBS Television Network.”
Will you be checking out Mom on CBS September 23?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network, all opinions are my own.