Our memories may be colored by our childhood fits and rose-colored lens of television, but as the folks at NPR remind us, those TV moms weren’t as great as we thought they were. Here are some highlights:
#4: Your real mom wouldn’t turn your upbringing over to the school dietitian.
How much were the parents of Blair, Tootie, and Natalie (Jo was on scholarship, right?) paying that boarding school, only to have their kids spend all their time with Mrs. Garrett? Weren’t there more productive things they could’ve been doing?
#6: Your real mom would set boundaries for the handyman.
I know being a single mom is tough, but really, Ann Romano, spending that much time with Schneider is just not healthy. Unless, of course, you’re secretly in love with him?
#7: Your real mom would never mostly forget you were there and then only show you off during sweeps.
Hear that, Ross and Rachel?
#9: Your real mom would never encourage Tony Danza to buy you a bra.
Tony Danza now probably dates women Alyssa Milano’s age. Eew.
You can read the whole list here. Happy Mother’s Day!