Mother’s Day is here! It’s the one day a year kids take time to appreciate the woman known as Mom. She’s the cook, baker, laundry queen, toilet scrubber, chauffeur, gives a hug or smack, makes you laugh after a long day, and never stops working.
So, what better way to celebrate than to post my top three movie moms? After some research, I realized two of my picks were very underrate. Can you guess which two?
3. Helen Parr (ElastiGirl), The Incredibles
Every good mom is a superhero. We somehow make everything ok, even when we’re freaking out on the inside. We human moms may not be able to stretch our arms a mile long, but when wrapping our arms around our kid, it can certainly feel like we can.
ElastiGirl shows that even real superheros can make great moms. She transforms into a parachute to save her kids falling from a plane. She helps rescue her husband from the evil Syndrome. ElastiGirl is even kind of hot for an animated character. However, my favorite thing about her is she’s real. For example, after falling into the ocean, she threatens to ground her kids for a month if they don’t calm down. She’s sarcastic, cutthroat, and funny, but can cuddle with her kids. She’s a tough woman.
2. Frigga, Thor
Beautiful, smart, and fierce best describe Thor’s mom. I was very surprised she wasn’t on any big lists I saw. She’s a queen! Fridda’s (The Asgardian Frigga, goddess of marriage) role is small but mighty in these movies. She’s the voice of reason and tries to make men think before acting. In Thor, she never leaves her husband’s side when he’s ill and vows to protect. She trusts her kids to do the right thing and handle everything else, so she can be where she’s needed. In Thor 2, she sacrifices herself to protect Thor’s girlfriend and the rest of her family. She wields her sword as well as, if not better than others, and she pays the ultimate price. But we don’t expect anything else. When they send her body off to sea, I still cry. Her devotion to family and show-no-fear attitude reminds us nothing will stand in our way.
1. Mrs. Molly Weasley, Harry Potter series
Hands down No. 1 in my book and also not on any major lists I read. This woman has seven children. Seven. She cooks, cleans, dresses, advises, lectures, screams, cries, hugs, and laughs. She expresses what every good mother feels. Unconditional love.
Fiercely protective and unbelievably supportive, Mrs. Weasley always comes to the rescue. She welcomes Harry with open arms, becoming his surrogate mother while taking care of her own children. She fights alongside them, provides for them, and never complains. You never hear Mrs. Weasley say, “I’m so tired…I’m so under appreciated.” Instead, she’s most known for this scene:
“You – will – never – touch – our – children – again!’ screamed Mrs. Weasley.
Bellatrix laughed, the same exhilarated laugh her cousin Sirius had given as he toppled backwards through the veil, and suddenly Harry knew what was going to happen before it did.
Molly’s curse soared beneath Bellatrix’s outstretched arm and hit her squarely in the chest, directly over her heart.
Bellatrix’s gloating smile froze, her eyes seemed to bulge: for the tiniest space of time she knew what had happened, and then she toppled, and the watching crowd roared, and Voldemort screamed.”
Mrs. Weasley kills Bellatrix. Applause.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms – those who have kids, dogs, cats, mice, plants, etc. – and get some rest. We only get one day a year!