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Full disclosure: I don’t have kids. I have pets, and it’s for a reason.
This SNL sketch is the reason.
The night before Mother’s Day, Emma Thompson, who is utter perfection in everything, was hosting.
Naturally, they put together a skit called “The Perfect Mom.”
The sketch stars Heidi Gardner as a young mother and Thompson as her older, wiser mother. Gardner is clearly overwhelmed, and the room is covered in toys. Her husband takes the baby so she could have a moment with her mom.
And that’s where the hilarity begins.
“I don’t know how you did it,” says Gardner. “You were always so calm and sweet with me.”
“That’s because every moment was a joy,” says Thompson.
Cut to a flashback of Thompson as a young mother screaming at her daughter.
As the skit progresses, the flashbacks get even better.
There’s Thompson yelling at her daughter because she got paint all over the f**king tv.
There’s Thompson losing it at a chaotic kid’s birthday party.
And my personal favorite, after her daughter compliments her on always being put together, is Thompson dragging out a trash can with a baby in one arm. And no pants.
“Enjoying the show, Cheryl?” she yells at her neighbor.
As the sketch progresses, we see a few flashbacks from the daughter: she and her husband arguing over a toy, she and her husband in the bedroom (he’s on his phone, she’s pumping breastmilk).
Thompson advises her to cherish every moment over more hilarious flashbacks.
As the skit draws to a close, SNL dedicates the show to all the moms in the world.
“To us you were perfect, even when you weren’t.”
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