There's a lot of parodies of motherhood going on in this day and age.
Appreciating mothers is pretty hard to do for youngsters sometimes. Like all women, Mom can be a real bitch when she takes a notion to it. It is my conviction that women can personify the absolute worst that the human animal can be. But that goes the other way too: women can be, and are often the best of us too. It's easy to forget that in these days of vinegar drinking lesbians, cat ladies, feminists and the like.
Seeing a real mother for what she is - is tough for kids today. For us old farts, they and their kids are beautiful and make us ornery old bastids smile. I've been caught doing it and I think it creeps them out: they probably think I'm an old pervert or pedo or something. And while I am not dead yet, and can still appreciate the female form... when I see a mother and her kids I remember how beautiful my wife was, and the mayhem and noise the kid brought into our lives.
Have a great Sunday and say hi to Mom for me.