Samantha Bee isn't a cool mom, she's a regular mom. And she has no qualms about copping to it.
"I don't think we're doing everything perfectly," she recently told Page Six during an appearance for the Season 2 premiere of her show "The Detour." "But we're just doing our best."
Amen, Mama! Bee then went on to explain that the trick to remaining afloat is to lead a life on the down-low. "We basically just work, raise our kids, and then we pass out at 8:30 p.m.," she said. "We're not cool, that really helps. We don't go out and that's basically the key."
Not buying it? Just check out this recent tweet:
So brilliant! Because while, to the uninitiated, high-key hibernation may sound like a snoozefest, I SO get where Bee is coming from. When my kids were toddlers, I used to look forward to the weekend as a chance to hire a sitter and go out on the town. The monotony of raising little kids always felt like something I needed a brief escape from.
But now that my kids are older (14 and 11), and I am too—47, just like Bee—I get way more excited by the idea of staying home to binge-watch Netflix. I don't need a physical escape from my daily grind as much as I need a mental one. Because the stress doesn't disappear as our children get older—we simply worry about different things.
Or as Bee's husband Jason so succinctly summed it up to Page Six: "It's just hard raising kids."
I feel you, man!
Still think Bee's a pretty cool mom, though.