Not that I need a pretend person to model myself after. I have PLENTY of amazing parents in my life that I admire for how they raise their children. But if I were to pick my favorite made-up mom, it wouldn't be June Cleaver. Or Carol Brady. Or Cindy Walsh. It would be Claire Dunphy from "Modern Family".
If you're not watching "Modern Family", do yourself a favor and get on it. It is one of the funniest shows in the past decade, maybe longer. Claire is the Dunphy matriarch - she is a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids and married to Phil, a kooky but totally lovable guy. What I love about Claire is that she seems like a real mom. She loves her family, but admits when they drive her completely insane. She's tightly wound and neurotic, she gets frustrated, and she doesn't always make the right choices. I love Claire for all that she represents - that perfection is overrated. Husbands, children and families aren't perfect. You should stop trying to be perfect, too. Check out Claire going a little bananas on her husband Phil...would you see Carol Brady make a mess like that in her kitchen?
My Claire moment recently - yelling at my husband that I wanted to spend some time having fun. He TOTALLY wanted to go have fun after that conversation. It's all in the delivery, folks...
Do you have a TV role model? Who is it and why?