I had the pleasure of meeting with some of the Bad Moms cast in LA – Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn, and Annie Mumolo, along with producer Suzanne Todd and writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The question of the day – What’s your worst mom moment?
I love these because they are SO relatable. Things that we as parents have probably done (or worse). So it doesn’t make me feel so bad when I feel like I am fucking it all up.
I know I am not. Do you know why? My daughter just told me I was “the best mom ever” because I bought them a mid-size pool for the backyard. Best. Mom. EVER.
Good luck other moms out there, I bought my kids a $45 pool! BOOM. I will wear that crown with pride. Until she decides to tell me how horrible I am 5 minutes later…
And on that note, here’s what the cast had to dish on their own Bad Moms moments…
Mila Kunis – mother of Wyatt, almost 2 years old
“Wyatt was like at seven, eight months old, and I was driving to visit my husband at work. And driving with an eight month old for a couple hours is like going on a road trip. You have to pack all this stuff up in anticipation of everything going horribly wrong.
And I was like I did it. I put her in the car. I high five myself. I’m driving down the 101. And I was like oh, my God, I’m doing really good today. And she was being really quiet, and I was like, oh, let me look in the rear view mirror to make sure everything’s okay. And I look, and she’s happy as can be, but not strapped in.
And I was like, oh, fuck me. And I’m on the 101, and she’s just fine in her car seat, nothing, no strap whatsoever. And I think I just turned white. It was like what do I do? So, I pulled over. I calmly like crawled in the backseat, strapped her in, continued to drive, I’m never talking about this story to anybody ever. It’s just going to be me, myself, and I, lesson learned. I’m so grateful.
I literally pull up to my husband’s work and just burst out crying. I was like I fucked up. I fucked up. And lo and behold two, three weeks ago, a month ago, I came to get Wyatt out of the backseat of the car, and my husband put her in. And so, I went in to get her out. And I opened the car door, and she’s not strapped in whatsoever. And I was like thank God. I was so excited. I wasn’t alone!”
Kathryn Hahn, mother of Leonard age 9 and Mae age 6
“My son was maybe a half a year old, not even. I keep making him younger as it goes to kind of make me feel better. He was crying so hard, and I did not know what was wrong. What’s the matter? What’s the matter? I was checking his fingers and toes. He wouldn’t eat. It was like a mess. Finally changed his diaper, and one of my hairs had wrapped itself around his nuts like five times. Almost castrated my child. That was a good moment.. He’ll be thrilled I told it.”
Christina Applegate – mother of Sadie, 5 years old
“Waking up is real rough, and I’m trying to have a better attitude with it because sometimes she would come in, and she’d be like, morning, Mama (in a sweet voice). And I’d just be like HI. And I’m like, oh, my God, that’s horrible. That’s like the first thing she sees is me just like resenting the fact that she’s like waking me up 15 minutes before my alarm has gone off, like shoving a doll in my face, going, there’s a string, Mom. Wake up. Mom, Mom, there’s a string. You need to cut it. I’m like is it seven o’clock, Sadie? I also say to her you do have a father. He’s on the other side of the bed. He knows where the scissors are as well.”
Annie Mumolo – mother of two children, ages 5 and 9
“My worst is the hours between 4:30 and bedtime. The dinner to the bath to the books to the brush your teeth to get in your pajamas to the bed, that whole thing to me, I need breaks in the middle. I go in my closet. I take a few minutes and breathing. There’s wine. There’s little mini breaks and checking out and then checking back in and then like regrouping and okay. We got to get to the bath. Oh, God. Oh, my God. By Friday, everyone’s like animals. And then, yes, we start over on Monday. But, that afternoon to evening thing….”
So yeah, Bad Moms are a lot more common than you think…