I use to watch the Simpsons when I was younger and found the jokes funny. Today as an adult watching those same episodes, I still find it funny but for different reasons because I now understand the underlying adult references.
Recently, I was watching the movie Baby Mama. Although this is the second time I've watched it, it's the first time since I've been a Mama and just like those Simpson's episodes, the jokes and references resonate for different reasons. This then got me thinking about other movies that I can now relate to given my changed circumstances... here are the most note-worthy and just like parenthood some make you laugh, others cringe and on a bad day, maybe even cry.
When I first saw this scene, I cringed (as did my two girlfriends with whom I saw it) and then just the other week, I caught myself in a moment where I didn't actually do it but I came awfully close to (for the record it was vegemite from Baby boy K's afternoon tea).
Caroline [holding her son's dirty hand]: Is this chocolate or poop? Is this chocolate or poop?
Caroline [licks son's hand and smiles]: It's chocolate!
Kate Holbrook: What if that had been poop?
Baby boy K was a chucker until he started solids. It wasn't reflux, it was just him guzzling down his milk too quickly. Despite the frequency, I never got use to this and was always frustrated by the number of bibs, burp cloths and outfit changes we needed on a daily basis... often the day would would end in tears... mine.
Gil: What's the matter honey? You don't feel so good?
Gil: You feel like you wanna throw up?
Taylor: Okay [vomits all over Gil and starts crying]
Karen: Oh Taylor baby... Gil, why are you standing there?
Gil: Waiting for her head to spin around.
Every parent can relate to this one, thankfully Baby boy K was sleeping through the night by 4 months - lucky us!
Jamie [as babies are crying]: It's your turn.
Dave: It's three in the morning, you're the mother.
Jamie: I'm the mother? It's three o'clock in the morning? Get out of the bed right now before I cut you!
This is one of our favourite TV series for it's brutal honesty when it comes to family, parenting and life.
Claire: I have 3 kids, I've been tired since 2005.
And although my son is nowhere near the marriage stage (he hasn't even started to walk yet), and I'm not Columbian... I am a bit of a clingy mother.
Now, I know there are many others out there but these are my pick and as Baby boy K grows up, I know there'll be plenty more television and movie moments that are sure to make me laugh, cry and cringe... hopefully none of them will involve apple pies though.
Mama K is the mind behind Goo, Ga and Ooo-La-La. Married to Sunshine and mummy to Baby boy K she started her blog because a psychic told her to. Her blog is about entertaining, informing and sharing her motherhood adventures and love of things that make her go 'ooo-la-la'. Her posts range from baby talk to recipe ideas, from meditation and physical exercise adventures to products and services material, shallow or otherwise.
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