My husband and I have been into the TV show Parenthood (we came to it late, so we're binge-watching all of the seasons on Netflix and Hulu). We both love it and while watching it, we've both agreed I'm kind of like a combo of all three of the younger moms on the show - most like Lauren Graham's Sara and Monica Potter's Kristina, with a touch of Erika Christensen's Julia. I have elements of each of them in my own personality and parenting style. I'm quirky and really honest like Sara, but I'm also totally invested and overthinking like Kristina...and yes, I'm a touch Type-A like Julia
It got me thinking about other TV moms...and who I may be like and who I am not. Now, we all know those soap opera moms are over the top and those moms on Mad Men? Betty Draper is one of the worst moms on TV. I'm not a yeller, so that counts out Rosanne and Patricia Heaton's character on Everybody Loves Raymond.
But, I do infuse a lot of humor into my parenting style, so there's a bit of Claire Huxtable in me, yet don't quite have her total all-together swagger. I can go down the Claire Dunphy road on Modern Family, as she veers onto the "anxious-nervous mom who messes stuff up" area as I do (often).
Soooo, I told you mine, let's hear yours -- which TV moms are you most like?