Because that would be a lie, a complete understatement.
I go all out and use film and TV analogies when describing the struggles of motherhood so they really get it. I don’t plan them — they just pop into my head. Recently I noticed many of my analogies where roles that Winona Ryder had portrayed over the years.
“You know at the end of Heathers when Winona Ryder is standing on the school steps watching JD blow himself up, smoking a cigarette and not giving a shit about anything anymore? Yeah, something like that…”
See? Paints a more realistic and accurate description of what we live through, don’t you agree?
So here you go, a rundown of 6 Winona Ryder roles that depict the struggles of motherhood:
Jo March in Little Women
When Jo cuts and sells her hair to help the family for the arrival of her father coming home from war.
“Your hair! Your beautiful hair! Oh, Jo, how could you? Your one beauty.”
Like all new moms — Jo made a huge sacrifice for her family and put herself self last. She also leaves everyone to wonder why the hell she does what she does.
Who hasn’t gotten strange looks at the park or store for “doing the mom thing?”
“… I, myself, am strange and unusual”
What moms of newborns look and feel like every day — especially with broken sleep. Pale, unwashed hair, bags under eyes and feeling “strange and unusual” all of the time. It’s cross between this and The Walking Dead. Actually, I still feel like this now.
“I think you need to get up”
“I’m just going to rest for a little while. Just a little while…”
Most of us have to be scraped off the sheets — never have I ever wanted to take a nap and “rest for a little while” in all my life as I do now with kids.
Remember when Lelaina was unemployed, depressed, binging on Cheetos and talking to her phone psychic friend and braless for weeks on end? Exactly how we feel when we realize motherhood is harder than we expected and it’s too late to turn back.
Why didn’t anyone warn us?
The “don’t mess with me or I’ll cut you” and “you don’t know what I’m capable of ” face all moms have or eventually develop.
Yeah. Back off and pass the vino.
“Veronica, you look like hell.”
“Yeah? I just got back.”
Every. Single. Night.
During and after bedtime. The struggle is real.
Are you a Jo, Lelaina, Lydia, Susanna, Veronica or Beth kind of mom?
I’m Veronica all the way. Everyday. Dark, I know.