As moms, sometimes we are truly required to be superheroes. From time to time, we all go to extremes to do what we need to do for our kiddos. On occasion, however, we may or may not go over the top with our fabulous selves, and do something downright silly.
It's usually some sort of well intended humor or misplaced desire to prove we are still fabulous that gets us into trouble. Maybe it is just that we are trying to show our babies that they are indeed safe when we ask them to try new things. What might be an example? Perhaps that time a new mom got her butt stuck in her baby's high chair because she was trying to show him how harmless it was? Or another well intended mom that had to call 911 to remove her oversized booty from an undersized tire swing at her baby's favorite playground?
Whatever the case, the pictures that follow show some first hand accounts of moms that may or may not be trying a bit too hard. For our purposes here, we will be focusing on those that have indeed failed miserably. We know that we are rock stars most of the time. Anyone can have an off day, right?
15 Welcome To Snapchat
Older moms and Snap Chat. What's a girl to do? Chats, filters, pictures, little green men? Who the heck knows! This mom is apparently trying to communicate with somebody, but even she doesn't seem to be sure who she's trying to talk to.
Is she intending to draw that smiley face of her forehead, or is is a secret message that she is desperately trying to send to other moms that are lost somewhere in the unknown world of snap chat as well? Truth? We may never know! What we can do however, is get a nice little giggle out of this supermom's efforts. She is certainly trying.
Honestly, the bottom line is that we all do the best we can with what we have. Superstar moments may be fleeting, but our kiddos love us even on our least fabulous days.
14 Now You See Him, Now you Don't
Who doesn't love a family vacation? There's always something crazy going on, even in the most normal of families (which mine is not btw...lol). So what's a mama to do when her kids and husband are driving her nuts, and she just wants to get a lovely family photo?
Well, looks like this mom decided to take matters into her own hands. Gone are the days where everyone stands and smiles for a group pic, it's time to throw the children off of a cliff at the Grand Canyon!! "Hey kids? Are you ready? Come to Mama!"
Maybe this family needs a little R&R time when they get back to the hotel. Somebody might want to keep an eye on mom for a bit though. She may need a little glass of wine from room service.
13 A Little Help Please?
We've all been there, right? That moment when we have to call 911 to get our silly selves unstuck from a baby swing at the neighborhood playground? No? Well, that's exactly what happened here! This poor lady will never live down these pictures...EVER!
"This is 911. What's your emergency?". "Um...well....I got my adult sized behind severely wedged in a child sized baby swing. I can't get out, and I'm gonna need you to send somebody out to help me". That, my friends, is one lesson in humility that this mama is not likely to forget any time soon.
Check out the pic of the EMS worker working on that swing. He is directly under this poor woman's behind. I can't even imagine the polite small talk that is going on while he is trying to "rescue" her. Oh my.
12 In Need Of Rescue
Mom!? Um...What are you doing? What do you suppose her poor little boy is thinking? Did she make him face the wall so she could take her ridiculous selfie in private? Or perhaps he is gently banging his head on the wall in frustration and embarrassment over his mother's idea of a fun shopping trip?
In any case, you have to wonder who she is sending this fabulous picture to, and why it is so important at that particular moment. Poor kid. He is certainly not having any fun at all. Is it a bathing suit? A bra and undies? Is she an undercover super hero of some sort?
Oh well, hopefully little junior has more fun on their next shopping trip. For now, he will have to deal with his crazy little mama the best he can.
11 Cars Are Overrated
What do you get when you have a mom, a preschooler, a toddler, and an infant on a scooter? Well, if you ask me, you have a bit of a hot mess if anyone should happen to throw this little circus off balance. In theory, it doesn't seem like the worst idea in the world, but really, wouldn't a stroller or a wagon do the job a bit more efficiently? If not more efficient, definitely more safe.
How is that bicycle seat even attached? Doesn't look like that scooter is designed for 4 passengers does it? Oh well sure beats walking! Mom thinks she looks like a mad genius, and the kids appear to be happy enough. To each their own I guess. Have at it little scooter family!!
10 Is That Chocolate?
Ok mom...we get it. You're just as young and adorable as a little six year old that is patiently waiting for her teeth to grown back in. Wait...what? Mom? Um...Mom? What the heck happened to your teeth? Did the tooth fairy come and get us mixed up?
No sweetheart. It looks like your mama is trying her very best to get an adorable selfie with her darling daughter. Is it strategically place chocolate? Or perhaps Mom had an unfortunate accident during her Tuesday morning Yoga class? We may never know, but she certainly does get a good grade in the effort department.
The adorableness factor? Uh...I don't think so, Mama. It looks like you are trying a bit too hard to me. Better luck next time.
9 Santa's Not Impressed
Mom's got some crazy Christmas card plans if you ask me! It looks like maybe there was a mix up in the wardrobe department at JC Penney's photo studio! Oh my goodness, this is really just too much for me to take in at once.
Ok, so Dad and the kids look adorable and innocent as can be, posing for their little holiday family photo. Look over to the right and Mom looks like she is there for a lingerie shoot as a gift for Daddy. Sure, we all want to look a little hot, but this Mrs. Claus is taking things a bit too far for a family photo.
What do you suppose her mother will say when she receives her Christmas card? Or perhaps the ladies at church may choke on their cookies and milk when they open this particular envelope. Holy moly.
8 The Forced Selfie
Whoa lady...you may just need to chill out a little bit instead of blowing a gasket while trying to catch your fabulousness in a selfie!! Look at your poor little boy! He looks kind of terrified on a few different levels. First of all, the look on your face is enough to scare even the most seasoned of fitting room experienced mommies. But putting that to the side, why in the world do you continue on when the moment is obviously not photo worthy?
Check out the hand in the air. What exactly is this hot mess? Looks like maybe it started as the sign for rock n roll, but somehow morphed into this overcooked mommy counting to three on her angry fingers. Haha.
Anyway, time to accept the fact that the moment has passed, Mama. Tomorrow's another day. Nap time for both of you if you ask me.
7 When There's No Table Available
Seriously? What the heck is really going on in this photo? Where are they? What are the doing? It looks like a doctor's waiting room or something, but why the ridiculous, over the top picture??
Looks like Mom has her hands full...well her lap, her hands, her chairs, etc. to be more specific. At first blush, you notice Mom trying to get her toddler to come it for a smooch. Then you notice the infant that is currently underneath the laptop and mama's girls. Scan to the side, and you will notice the tiny head of yet another child, peeking out from underneath a blanket. This is most likely the child that needs to see the doctor.
Mom seems to be taking it all in stride though, huh? She really looks like she's got it together, doesn't she? Um...NOPE!!
6 Mama Mia!
Oh my goodness, where do I even start on this one?! Mama's got back and apparently wants the world to see it...dressed in fishnet stockings, in the shower, with her baby taking a little splash in what does not appear to be a full bath tub directly below her. What the heck??
Ok, Mom, we get it that you are trying to pull of a hot mom look, but is this the best idea you had for a backdrop? With junior splashing around nonetheless? Perhaps you should have considered a different location? Does anyone really shower with a t-shirt, fishnets, and stilettos anymore?
Who do you suppose the photographer is, her hubby? Was this whole scenario his idea? I kind of doubt it considering the baby is right there. In any case, this mom is certainly trying a bit too hard. Fabulous-ness should not take this much thought.
5 An A For Effort
Well, hello there kitchen floor!! Fancy meeting you here! This poor mama gets an A for effort, but her results leave a little bit to be desired. What do you suppose led up to this hilarious little scenario? Looks like Mom may be regretting her decision due to her current circumstances.
Looks like maybe this mama was trying to teach her baby through example. How's that working for you? Oops!! Whatever the case, I'm sure embarrassed doesn't even begin to describe how this young woman is feeling as she sits helplessly on her kitchen floor.
Do you suppose she had to call her hubby to come save her? Perhaps he took the opportunity to document this ridiculous moment with his iPhone before saving his damsel in distress?
4 Clean Up In Aisle 2
Mama's got back! What the heck is going on with this bit of a booty show in the discount store? Looks like this mommy is living the dream with this extra little appendage! Of course we need to stick together in our sisterhood, and who doesn't want the world to think that we have a fabulous rear end?
Check our the little girl in the shopping cart. She is literally pointing and laughing at Mom and her fantastic tush. Who do you suppose the photographer was for this shot? Daddy perhaps? That would kind of make the whole picture make a little more sense.
In any case, have at it, Mom. You are indeed fabulous, and don't let anyone from store security tell you differently! We are all living the dream right through you!!
3 The Classy Mom
Nothing says sophisticated quite like raising your middle finger in a mirror selfie with your little girl at your hip. Seriously? What in the world is this crazy mama thinking? What look is she actually going for in this pic? "Hi there. I'm a sexy badass that happens to be in a fitting room with my preschool aged daughter at the moment. I just can't contain my coolness long enough to have a minute by myself."
This pic is ridiculous on so many levels, but the fact that this mama didn't even take the time to crop her masterpiece leads me to believe that she honestly thought the pic was better with her daughter in it. What?? Um...WHAT?
In any case, it should be interesting to see how this little one decides to play pretend with her Barbie dolls after this little adventure.
2 Stuck In A Tire Swing - NBD
Uh oh!! Mommy is definitely having some troubles at the playground on this fine afternoon! There is certainly an interesting difference of facial expressions between mother and daughter in this precious shot. Oh my goodness.
I'm sure the day started off just lovely for this little family. A nice little trip to the park on a gorgeous day is always a great idea. The problem? Well, apparently Mom was trying to show her baby girl that she can still have fun on the playground as an adult. Well, that may be true, Mama, but the tire swing that is currently eating you alive may have a different story to tell.
In any case, at least this day, although not a walk in the park, will live forever in their memories. Oh...and also on the internet for the rest of mom's days.
1 Head Over Heels
Who hasn't been there? You're driving along, the baby starts screaming his head off because he lost his pacifier. Normally, you have a few extras for just exactly this situation, but today? Today you just left a play date, and accidentally left the diaper bag at your friend's house. What's a mama to do?
Of course you want to make your sweet baby happy, so you pull over to begin your desperate search. As you spot it out of the corner of your eye, you see that it has rolled underneath the seat, but you are fairly certain if...you...just...reach...your...hand...a...little... FURTHER...Oh noooooo!!! Mom is down!! I repeat...Mom is down!!
Thankfully somebody was there to help this poor woman before she had to try to find her cell phone to call 911. Too funny! Hopefully the baby got the pacifier before things went on too long!