You ever thought of what it feels like to be a mom when you are/were single? I mean, I never really thought it’d be tough being a mother, I just don’t want to be one yet. Two years ago I realized heck, it’s one “job” you’re never really gonna be able to get out of.
♥ ♥ What is it like being a mom? ♥ ♥
Well hey I never thought I’d be thinking about this but watching a movie about it made me realize how it can be rough on us ladies. I mean as a mom you’re responsible for another human being. You’ll be doing the following all the time: waking up early, feeding your kids, helping them study, making sure they are okay all the time, taking care of them, doing the laundry or cooking for them AND working. Hey no wonder my mom used to have maids to help out at home. No wonder people will always need to hire nannies.
Do we even realize how hard it is, especially if you’ve been raised single-handedly by your mom while she tried her best at her job/s and all that sh*t when she should be treated like a princess too every once in a while? As soon as she had you she NEVER got a day off from taking care of you (and your siblings), especially while you’re growing up! Imagine a round-the-clock demanding job, on top of your actual job! Good God. I know I wouldn’t be able to stand that, but somehow our moms managed. MY MOM managed but I’m sure sometimes she felt like a total failure. Some moms can’t be perfect but at least most try their best.
Imagine having a new born baby and having to wake up several times in the middle of the night. Oh lordy, you’d best find the best way to let your baby sleep longer so you can get enough sleep too! That’s just the beginning of being a mom. Imagine if someone’s a single mom, oh wouldn’t that be more troublesome?
These days mothers are luckier if they can find and have a stay at home job. At least they won’t have separation anxiety from their kids. Some can even be mom-bloggers and earn some money too! Cool right?
♦ ♦ Why I Never Realized Moms Are Awesome Until I Watched This ♦ ♦
Self-absorption is a terrible thing. My mom never complained about being a parent so I never thought it could be hard at all. I only saw the kind of strange way we were brought up while she got us fed and raised.
Well, at least since college I can say I’ve been able to read stuff online about how “moms don’t get a day off”, like “being a mom is a round-the-clock thing”, “parenting is forever”, etc., etc., but I never really bothered about it until a few years ago. Why? For one thing my Facebook (FB) newsfeed got filled with babies and kids.
Most of my college friends already have kids now. Even my older cousins were having babies one after the other in 2017! Surely they had to look for and ask for help on breastfeeding and baby care, right? I was seeing posts about first-time mommy problems and boy I learned more about being a mom alright.
Oh I am definitely not envious, sometimes I even hated seeing my Facebook (FB) feed because I got “sick” of seeing baby/motherhood stuff. That’s why I go to other sites, not just Twitter or Instagram, where I can post and check other people’s posts. Of course there are the occasional cute little babies in the FB timeline that you’d like to squeeze, cuddle and hug and such. Awwww. Somehow I got used to it eventually.
Anyway, good thing I watch movies aside from living in real life. When we try to escape our own lives, we watch movies and TV shows to relax and get entertained. If a film is:
- makes us realize how life is not perfect, and
- how people are not all well put together as we thought
- and it also makes us laugh
…then it’s a really great film.
★ ★ Why Bad Moms is a 5 Star Movie ★ ★
Well okay, without spoiling it, I saw why some people would think Bad Moms is a terrible movie. When I first checked, this had a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 59% and MetaCritic had it at 60%. That’s low but I’m sorry I totally enjoyed watching it. I feel like I’d be such a mom too. Not that I’m planning on being a terrible mom but I think I’d really have a difficult time getting it all together when I have kids. That’s IF I decide to have kids.
Even thinking about it and then watching the first few minutes of the movie, I was like, “Omg, nooo way.” I can get all stressed out and disorganized with my life when I don’t even have kids, what more when I become a mom? I’m single and I’m thinking such thoughts? Damn. Let me get to the review.
First of all, the cast and the acting is perfect. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn nailed it. Plus there are all kinds of moms in this movie that it’s like Mean Girls all over again. Second, this movie is NOT about being an irresponsible mother, in fact, it makes you kind of pity the mommies out there. Bad Moms can make you wanna be a decent person and raise good and responsible kids too as much as you can.
Okay there’s the booze party and the single feels scenes for moms but hey cut them some slack! It’s not like it happens a lot in real life. At least you will understand why there are moms who still party out and drink a lot when they already have kids. Quit judging moms for once.
Next, not everything in the trailer scenes are in the movie so that’s totally refreshing. Watch the video below then watch Bad Moms and you’ll see what I mean. This trailer is fun on it’s own, much like the movie. I remember seeing the trailer maybe 2016 but I never really bothered with it until the next year. It didn’t really strike me as something I’d like to watch even if Mila Kunis is in it until I could somehow relate to it.
Somehow I just decided that I’d watch this because I saw it featured on a movie site. Like, just the movie poster. I was just chilling out on a weekend and thought I’d watch some movies. Turns out to be a perfect movie to make me appreciate my mom more.
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Well hey I don’t really have anything else to say but Bad Moms is the best movie for those of us who’ve forgotten how great our moms are. It’s best for people who have looked down on their moms the past few years or have had arguments and such and maybe hate them too. This is where you find out what being a mom is like when you don’t even have a kid.
Kudos to the writers of The Hangover for making such a great film about mothers!
It’s not even Mother’s Day yet but I sent my mom a text saying I appreciate how she is as a mom because it’s really hard to raise kids of any kind. I fully realized this in 2017, I finally got it. I may not be in good terms with her for the past few years but at least I know how it must have been hard on her to raise us on her own. Oh god, that’s why she has pity parties sometimes. Damn. I should buy her some Mom gifts next year.
So there you have it. Help yourself to this movie if you haven’t seen it yet. I haven’t watched a lot of mom-themed films but this one is the best for me so far. It deserves a solid 5 out of 5 stars on my list.
And because I’m such a good person, I’ll let you watch this Jolibee Valentine’s commercial to appreciate your mother too. Make sure you got some tissue handy if you haven’t seen it yet. I’m not kidding. Haha~
Anyway, enjoy watching the movie! If you’ve already seen it, share what you love about it in the comments. ^_^
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There’s already a Bad Moms 2 movie (2017) and it seems like it didn’t do so well at the box office. Haven’t watched it yet too. Hehe.
I said I would watch the sequel but somehow I’m not too psyched to see it. Maybe I’ll watch it when I feel like knowing what happened next. 😛 Let me know what you think. 🙂
Original version first posted on Bitlanders.
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