Via Fox News:
I hope that the point of the show will be to reveal to these women what horrible people they are and how they've failed as mothers, perhaps ending with some sort of intervention, but somehow I doubt it. Sure, they're looking for mothers of young women over 18, but often, there are younger children in the family also who have to witness drunk mom's embarrassing antics while their basic needs go unmet.FOX411’s Pop Tarts has learned that 495 Productions -- the responsible for bringing to life “Jersey Shore,” “Tool Academy” and “Shot At Love” -- is teaming up with Doron Ofir Casting to find the craziest and most compelling mom and daughter duos from all over the country for the first-ever reality TV series of its kind.“She's the talk of the town, the queen of the night, she beats the beat and leaves no bottle left unopened,” reads the casting notice, which will be in operation for the next few weeks. “She is the total party animal... and she's your mom!”Sounds kind of like Janice Dickinson. And the hotter mama is, the better.“Do your guy friends hit on your mom? Do you have to sneak out to parties so she doesn't tag along? Does she rock a mini skirt and shamelessly dare to bare? Whether you love your mom's wild ways or hate her too-hot-to-handle behavior, we want to hear from you,” the brief continues. “Whether you party together, take turns taking care of one another, or avoid each other out of embarrassment, this is your opportunity to let it all out!”In a similar vein to “Jersey Shore,” we’re told the chosen moms and daughters will be transported to an exotic location and followed around by a camera crew in order to catch their jaw-dropping, party-lovin’ antics.Just one catch – the wild mothers won’t immediately know that they’ve been set up by their offspring.
I used to be a bartender, many years ago (long before I became a mom) and I used to see lots of female barflies who had young children, sometimes the kids were in the custody of their fathers, but mostly they were left at home with whoever while these women partied, and very often it wasn't just alcohol being consumed either. I can't imagine how hard it must be on a kid to watch mom stagger through the door, plastered, in the middle of the night, if she comes home at all, or having to tip-toe around a hungover mother the next day.
I find it sad to think that these irresponsible women may be finding themselves and their abhorrent behavior encouraged for TV ratings. Drunk moms are becoming a huge problem in our society, and the damage they create in their wake isn't limited to themselves or their own poor children. In 2009, a drunken mother who was also high on pot got onto the Taconic Parkway here in NY going in the wrong direction - she had a car full of children - when she slammed into another vehicle. She killed 8 people, including herself, her daughter and her 3 young nieces along with three men in the other vehicle. Sadly, this sort of thing is becoming almost common place, every few weeks there's news of another drunk mom pulled over or wrecking her car with her children inside.
Even when these women stay at home to do their partying, they are dangerous. Pundette has a post up about a woman whose 20 month old child was found drunk, staggering around in a parking lot, while her 4 month old infant nearly strangled, unattended, in some bed sheets - mom was passed out drunk and her toddler had gotten into the remnants of her beverage. Read it here.
Is this all a side effect of the devaluing of the traditional role of motherhood? Or another new "redefinition" of motherhood, not unlike the women who our media has recently glorified for abandoning their young children to achieve moonbat "self-fulfillment"?
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Your children are only young for a very short time, the most important thing you can possibly do right now is to take care of them, love them and be around. There is time for your own self-interest after they are grown, even if what you choose to do is destroy yourself. Don't ruin their childhood just so you can indulge in your own extended adolescence. Grow up and BE the parent!
UPDATE: This post is listed in "Today's recommended reads" at Pundit & Pundette. Thanks, P&P!