The Oscars are coming up on March 2, and millions will tune in to see which actors win awards for their big-screen performances. Yet every day, we moms have to do a lot of acting, pretending and exaggerating in our lives, when we engage with both kids and adults. In fact, some of our theatrics are Academy Award-caliber performances. So if the Oscar went to moms, here are some best-actress-worthy performances. And the nominees (or is it mominees?) are:
This Tastes Great Mom. Without wincing or gagging, she will eat whatever concoction her child has cooked up “just for Mommy” and pretend it is delicious.
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You Look Beautiful Mom. Without laughing or racing for wet wipes, she admires her child’s skills at applying makeup.
Doctor Mom. She applies bandages, gives doses of medicine and kisses boo-boos, all the while assuring her child that the patient will make a full recovery.
The My Kid’s a Genius Mom. She accepts that her child is the next Picasso, regardless of the child’s innate artistic talent.
The Stage Mother Mom. She cheers her kid on tirelessly at every single dance recital, even when she’s bored stiff.
The Rock Star Mom. She never discourages her child’s musical aspirations, even when he wants to play the drums in a rock band.
The Tolerant Mom. She puts up with her neighbor’s devil child, even when she’d rather send her home with a spanking.
The No-Nausea Mom. Bring her your most offensive, smelly, saggy and soaked dirty diaper. She’s seen it all, and nothing can trip her gag reflex.