Mother's Day is that special time of the year where we all remember who brought us into this world and helped make us who we are. Sadly, a mother's work can go unappreciated and even ignored. Thankfully reality television steps in to remind us that, "Hey, it isn't a big deal that your mom forgot to pick you up from little league that one time" because any of these people could have been your mom instead:
The Show: Dance MomsThe Accused: Christi, mother of ChloeFinest Moment: Dance is a sport and therefore competitive by nature. Every mother wants their daughter to be the best she can be, and sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the spirit of competition. Remember future parents of the world: nothing shows your kid you love them like showing how much you hate other people's kids.
The Show: Toddlers and TiarasThe Accused: Every mom who agreed to this shitFinest Moment: Child beauty pageants are meant to highlight a girl's (or boy's) natural beauty and talent. As AttorneyBarbie from Yahoo Answers explains, "its gonna make them poised and teach them good life stuff." Of course it's noble for a mom to want their child to have their moment in the sun and look their best while doing it. It's less noble to hold your sick, crying five year old down while you glue fake eyelashes on them in the name of beauty.
The Show: Khloe and Lamar (one of many Keeping Up with the Kardashians' spinoffs) The Accused: Self proclaimed "momager" Kris JennerFinest Moment: Having your entire family in the media spotlight can make for an intense amount of pressure. But if your mom doesn't miss a beat when you refer to her as the original evil, it might be time to call the family therapist. Remember that few things can say "I respect the woman you've become" quite like telling your adult daughter she's sabotaging your hard work by being too fat.
The Show: Teen Mom (Sequel/Spinoff to 16 and Pregnant) The Accused: Farrah Abraham Finest Moment: Nothing is easy about getting pregnant at 16. Agreeing to be featured on an MTV show about pregnant 16-year-olds probably doesn't make things any easier. Of course being an unwed, uneducated, teen mom can strap a girl for cash so selling a little bit of yourself for the few thousand dollars they'll pay you can be totally justified. You aren't reaching "bad mom" territory until you sign on for the spinoff, get in Twitter feuds with equally irrelevant people, release a poorly written, poorly received autobiography, and create a sex tape with a famous porn star. Now I don't have a problem with sex tapes, I just have a problem with the people who bring their four-year-old daughters to the porn studios they're negotiating its sale with.
The Show: The Real Housewives of New JerseyThe Accused: Teresa Giudice (and every mom in the room who let her daughter go through with this) Finest Moment: If you're an adult and you think your life is interesting enough to warrant being a cast member on a reality television show, you can sign that contract without giving it a second thought. Now if you have a few children all under the age of consent maybe you could use a moment to think it over. Especially if your family is in the middle of some inner turmoil. No? Still want to do it? You sure? Well at least you'll have the precious memories of your child crying out for help accessible on Bravo's blog when you're putting together their wedding video montage in a few years.
The Show: Living LohanThe Accused: Dina LohanFinest Moment: Being the mother of one the most famously troubled actresses in Hollywood is probably a lot of responsibility. Don't bother asking Dina Lohan though, I'm fairly certain she has no idea what a mother actually does. Criticisms aside, she does make an effort to pay her children an equal amount of attention which must be no easy task when dealing with Lindsay. For instance, while visiting Vegas on business, momma Lohan admirably attempts to show 11 year old son Cody "a good time." A more conservative person might consider introducing your pre-pubescent son to Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner and his three girlfriends
inappropriate. But Dina has the confidence to ignore common sense without blinking as she makes her son (and America) incredibly uncomfortable.