"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." -Tenneva Jordan
This Sunday, approximately 9.2 million Canadian mothers will receive gifts of flowers, chocolate or macaroni and glue artwork in honour of Mother's Day. And while we know every one of those moms is different, most share strikingly similar qualities -- like the propensity for licking their fingers and wiping dirt off your face even though you're in your 50s.
In our experience, we've found that most mothers fall into at least one of eight categories. Read on to find out where you/your mom fits on our Zoomer Mother's Day TV Mom Scale.
The LOL Mom
Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy
Ricky Ricardo: Did [Little] Ricky give you a tough day?
Lucy Ricardo: No, just the same as any other day: after breakfast, I put on his snow suit. I pull on his galoshes. I slip on his mittens. I walk him to the park. He chases the pigeons. I chase after him. He runs after the squirrels. I run after him. He gets on the swing. I push the swing. We go on the teeter-totter. He teeters, I totter. Then we leave the park and we walk home. I pull off his galoshes. I pull off his mittens. I pull off his snow suit. I tell him to go into his room and play with his teddy bear. And that is why you find me sitting here with my coat and my boots on.
Ricky Ricardo: Whew! I'm worn out from just listening.
You May Be Her If...
You're a trailblazer who never fails to put a smile on your loved ones' faces. When you think about it, it's pretty amazing that Lucy and Ricky Ricardo became parents at all. To start, they weren't allowed to say the word "pregnant" on television. Then there was that whole separate bed situation they had going on. Nevertheless, as Lucy was prone to do, she found a way to defy the odds and get what she wanted. In this case, it was a son: Little Ricky. While other TV moms made raising children look like a breeze (see June Cleaver), motherhood, didn't stop Lucy from getting into a hilarious jam every episode. Not only was she among the first television moms, but she was most certainly the funniest. And given the fact that the episode when she gave birth became the most viewed TV show in history -- including the presidential inauguration that took place a day later -- it's easy to see why Lucy Ricardo belongs at the top of anyone's list of TV moms.
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