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Episode 5 · 2 years ago

S02E05: Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day! Col & Aubrey chat about the origins of mother's day and share their fondest memories of their own mothers. They play a trivia game and discuss the best and worst TV moms. Col successfully eliminates any chance of a sponsorship opportunity with Hallmark.

M is for the many ways you love us. Oh is for the other ways you love us. Tea is for though way we get since today's Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day. There's Day to all you mother's out there and mother's to be yes, and anyone who helps with anyone's kid. You are a mother. Yes, really for your kind of a mother, Babe, you know. Speaking of mother I saw this post on instagram. Do you follow that channel? Nature is metal. Now there's two. So there's nature is metal, nature is gnarly and it's like crazy stuff of like lions eating zebras and all this whacko stuff. So I saw a video on nature's metal and it was of a kangaroo. The what is the baby called? The Joey Kid? Oh, you're really kids, a goat, Joey Korsh. So it's like it's talking about the joey inside the pouch, whatever that pouch is called, and it's a video of opening up the pouch. It was like the insides. It's not like a real pouch, it's not like a pocket. It's like the insides of the kangaroo that it lives in. What, yeah, possible, I don't know, but it is I got to look that up. Yeah, you know verily that when the Joey is born, burn like it, you know, it makes its way into the pouch somewhere. It's like, you know, born in the pouch and then it has to find the source of food, has to find the nipple and if it doesn't it dies, but it like lives and hangs out in this pouch. I'm really is and I don't know anything about Kangaroos, because I cannot definitively say that none of this is true, but it seems very suspect. It's it's pretty intense what I saw, as if it's true. Anyway, happy Mother's Day is so some futher's Day. You know. I was looking up some facts about mother's Day and I didn't realize it was first celebrated in one thousand nineteen o eight, when a woman named Anna Jervis held a memorial...

...for her mother in at a church in West Virginia, and then a few years later, in nineteen fourteen, would row Wilson made it an official holiday. I kind of had no idea, like where did it start? How did it begin? Was that? It was that a political reason why it was made a holiday? In nineteen fourteen. I don't know, don't. It didn't seem like it. Or just would row Wilson sent or you make this official holiday? Everyone think your mother's today, because I wonder, and I'm just speculating here, nineteen fourteen, that's around the start of World War One. I wonder it had to do, if it had to do with like losing sons or soldiers. That makes sense. I don't know. Yah, psycho, sorry, I'll of you MOMS. Let's give you a day. Yeah, yeah, so, but a lot of countries celebrate mother's Day. Most country, like all of Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan, Philippines, South Africa is who I saw on like a list. Okay, so and and celebrated on the same day. Yeah, today, the second Sunday in May. Oh, really, it's the same day everywhere. So it said the second Sunday I may, for least for all of those countries. Okay, yeah, that there's I mean in history, if you look there's, you know, kind of celebrations from others or this. But like Wohlden, people would almost worship like a mother figure going back way when but as far as it being kind of like a celebration day for all mother sure started in one thousand nine hundred and eighty. So I've got an unpopular opinion about under stay here it you're ready. Yeah, cards, greeting cards, Mother's Day cards. Not A fan. You're going to make some enemies here because a lot of people love the greeting cards. I know. I think it's it's a it's the very least you could do. I mean, it's tricky because if someone gives me a card, I recognize like it's so thoughtful of they put a lot of thought into particularly on what I do. Nothing, like, not even a card. But if someone gives you a card, it means they stood add the store and put a lot of thought into that card that someone else created. They bought a card, though, and then wrote something on it and gave it to you. That's something, but like buying the card, that's it. That's it's an easy way out. No, it's I mean,...

I'm so much worse than that. Like, I don't do a card. I'm lucky if I get a phone call in. I'm not much of a gift giver. Yeah, so, let's true, you don't like. Yeah, flowers, charge you're not a big fan of that stuff. Now, not really. Yeah, I don't love. My love language is not receiving gifts, and so I also don't think to of them that much. So it's kind of an issue. I do like to surprise people with birthday cards every now and then because I think that's fun, but like for all the other holidays, I'm just, yeah, I don't know, I'm not a card person. Yeah, I got it, and I officially give permission to everyone to never give me a card because you don't need. Yeah, I don't need. Not that I don't appreciate the gesture, but yeah, be here without it. A lot of people have that that card tradition. Though, on Mother's Day that you flowers, I wonder because I read something on the history of mother to mother's Day. who was the the Woman Who Anna Jarvis? Anna Jarvis. I also read that later in her life she was fighting against Mother's Day. Oh, because of how it became commercialized. Yes, a lot of people that's very commercialized because you've got the card companies, you've got all the flout florists, all the flower companies, the florists who are making tons of money off of mother's but you know, I mean good for them, like let them make some money. Sure, I'm not opposed to capitalism'm sure, I have no problem with that. And if you if someone appreciates flowers, that's worth of the money spent on them. So but you know, there guys have problems. Agree Anna. It's definitely it was lot of people agree with her. Other mother's Day traditions, people often go out to brunch. That's a big mother's Day thing. Tough with the quarantine runch places. True, what do you do? Guess people are making you do what we do, because we typically on Mother's Day we do I cook with the kids, breakfast, lunch and dinner right. So that's it's amazing, like my nose was what I wanted. I don't want to have to cook. I don't want to have to clean. Even that's what I want from Mother's Day outside of quarantine. Like brunch is so hard to do because restaurants are so backed. How do you even do that on Mother's Day when...

...everyone wants to? It's like this. Last week was was Sinco to Myo Io and I tried to go get everyone wants to go get tacos. Dope, you got to wait two hours to get tacos. I guess we're not having tacos today. That I think we sorry, mom, BEA, we're not going to brudge. Let's go home and I'll make you something. I did make you breakfast this morning. You always do a great job. It's like good meal. It's not like here's some serial you don't have to cook. Yeah, it was like overnight criss not French toast, and it is amazing. you go out. I love it. Thanks, but well, here's here's the beauty of the overnight croissant French toast. Is I do it the night before. Yeah, right, so then I can still do eggs and sausage and all the other stuff, because that's that's not so much work. Yeah, it's not making crapes for hours spread out over to over time. Yeah, but I appreciate it. I appreciate it. I asked, I told my kids, I told our kids. Way The second this is this is the big reveal. I feel like mores talking to listeners. Is Mari povitch going to come in the room these is any test and let's read the results cold. Carter, you are the father. Yeah, I told the kids that what I wanted from them this year was for to not be on screen at all today and not ask me if they could be on screen. I'm like, I want one day without any mom guilt of having my kids be on screen instead of going and being creative and playing and having fun, like that's all I need. And you know what they've been asking you for instead, I haven't. I've been kind of tuning them out. Now they've been as they've actually like five times today. We all cinnamon roll. Someone brought me a cinnamon roll yesterday as a happy mother's president, and I swear a thousand times a different child has come and asked me like are you gonna eat that, mom, and are you here that with me? How are we going to all share it? It's just one cinnamon roll. How do we all have some little so many times. Yeah, so let's talk about memories of our mother's you want to go for IDA go first. Yeah, let's just share the fondest memory, the more forever, because, like, obviously we've got a life of time where memories my favorite memory with my...

...mom is when I was traveling in Europe. She came and met me in Greece and we traveled the Peloponnese who all over. We took like a tour, driving all through Olympia and Delphi to see all of the Greek ruins, and it was so fun to have it just be me and her seeing all these cool places and spending all this time together. She was so fun and chilled travel with it was a great time. And this was the trip that you went on and it was part of your studies, right, yeah, exactly. I was completing correspondence courses for the university there, so I had to actually go and see those ruins for ancient civilizations course, which it was cool. It was like read this book and then document going and visiting all these places for the and then you went and looked and you were looking forward to seeing all these cool artifacts and stuff, and there were the science they were like, Oh, yeah, this is no longer here, go check out. Yeah, they're like you have to go to Naples, Italy, to see the museum that has all the stuff. But yeah, you could see like the big columns, like all the you know, there's still a little it was the you told me it was the Vatican. It's like, Oh, yeah, nothings here, you get to go to the vadcat cash. I was thinking of pompey because we went to POPPA. We did Italy and Greece together, and in Pumpe there was nothing and they said, oh, go to Naples. Everything's in the Museum of Naples. Yeah, yeah, what about you? So one of my fondest memories of my mother was when we had just moved to New York. So the you was about two thousand and six, I want to say just before Penelope's were. Actually, as penelope was born, you were going to work as a teacher, getting your masters. I was becoming a stay at home dad for the first time. So like lots of adjustments there and living in a new city, New York City, nonetheless. My Mom flew out several times and she helped with the kids and penelope and I remember after penelope was born, we'd get on the subway, you know, Penelope's a couple days old. We'd be on the subway riding downtown, exploring, going to bye bye baby and trader Joe's at Union station downtown. It was you know, it was it was a memorable experience in a fun, fun time, and she really helped me, you know, figure out what that newborn baby with that stay at home parent...

...thing was all about, especially in New York, because, I mean here you have car and you drive in here to here there. It was so much work to get out with little kids. It was vital to have her there and she stayed at our house with Addie when we were in the hospital with penelope. That was huge. Was So helpful to have her there. Yep, for sure. So I've got some trivia for you. Oh, and you weren't ready for this, but I know that you wanted to talk about the your favorite ideal TV mom. Yeah, I want to talk about best TV MOMS. Okay, so you only get one and I only get one. Well, I have to what if we have the same one? Okay, then I'm going to go first. Okay, in case it overlaps. Then you just get one favorite TV mom. Claire Huxtable. Oh, she's that's not what I'd not one of my other's. Right, Claire Huxtable is amazing. I was thinking more recent TV. Oh yeah, we don't watch TV now, but yeah, Claire Huxtable was amazing. She was good and what. I really look up to her because she was a working mom too. Yep, was her office in her house. So I don't remember. It's I think it was, maybe because she wasn't there all the time, but working somehow. She was a lawyer. I think she was a lawyer. Yeah, and he was a doctor. Yes, yeah, she was great. She gave it to her kids real too. Oh yeah, Claire Huxtable was the best, my favorite TV mole. Wait, did you also know that Claire Huckstable was married? I think she's married to a MoD reshod what do you know? Who A mad re shot is? Basketball player? Maybe layed one one time. Okay, he was the announcer for like there's a TV show and BEA inside stuff. Maybe. Oh, I don't know about that, but I thought anyway, there was. Do you remember, as we were watching the Chicago Bulls video thing, there was a guy standing in a hotel lobby and Michael Jordan walks by and he's talking to the front desk and he says, Mike got who takes last shot? Who takes that wasn't matter, that was a moter shot. That's funny. He's like me, obviously. Yeah, my Michael Jordan said. Yes, that's Aweso. All right, your best. Yeah, okay, I've to first, Tammy Taylor. Okay, Riding Night Lights. All right, he was great. She way also a working also working mom and just like no nonsense, kept, you know, great advice for the kids, but also like so...

...much love show. Yeah, so much love, and a great wife, like Super Supportive Wife. Sure's great. And Laura, like Gilmore. Laura, like Gilmore, the beggest. Right, yeah, it's like the ideal friend, mom or she's like serious and keeps you in check but also like so fun. You know, I was a bigger fan of Laura, like Gilmore, and I'm gonna make any unpopular unpopular opinion time here. I was a bigger fan before the renewed of this series. Well, we only have the first couple episodes, so maybe we can't judge. Maybe I got better. Yeah, I just whole think. I don't think I didn't have I don't know, I don't recall this first two episodes. You're like this is ruining up for me. Yeah, it's just anyway. I think. I think more than anything, our listeners might be surprised to hear that you watched to go more girls. I mean because Aubrey had it on. You're that's the only reason. The watch called the midwife as well. Whatever he loved. Call them a way. Do you love the Old Lady? Know what was the one who is the she was only on Freak. Like the with it. I'll be off to bed now. You like, I'll watch for this thing, guys, she's the best. That's also my impersonation of the Queen. Okay, what about worst? I think TV. He didn't pick up on something I just said. Oh, you're in personation of the Queen. That is also my impersonation. It's based off of that Carrecter. I was just going to run right past that yester night. Just go through that. When we were in England. It was hilarious because Cole it always out of nowhere. He'd be like, Oh, I think the Queen signed off on this, and she yeah, because like every postal box, every telephone booth, every fire hydrant says it has like and some initials on that. And I can just imagine the Queen Sitting, the Queen Mother, if you will, sitting in a room with all these important people saying I believe that's on never mail box and on every fire hydrant there shot be all three letters which stun for Whole Royal Highness or whatever it should be. And and then you do the like the guy in the room to be like, oh, mom, we're not sure that, but queen mom, the logistics of figuring this out and the numbers and the cost of all of this, it will...

...be astronomical. Whoo, let it be ridden, let it be done. And then she'd stump off at then it like stuff up. Questions, please, no more questions. Let it be done. Off with the head. Okay, so, worst TV MOMS, that was a really bad I'm also willing to admit my impression is really bad, by the way. All right, better than I could. You had a yet a worst tea. Well, I have two worst Oh, and I'm undernef off the killing my head my trivia. Okay, now go ahead. Yeah, what would you say off the top of your head? This might come from your trivia preparation. Worst. There's definitely a worse like this person gets the worst. There's no way anyone's worse than this TV mom. I don't know. Think HBO, HBO, Sercy Lanasters? Yea, let's F share owns. It does not get worse. Yeah, that's really worst. Yeah, yeah, but also here's a like a funny but worse mom, Lucil bluth. Lucile Bluth, yeah, just selfish, manipulative, awful, but also hilarious. Okay, so Lucille bluth and Tammy Taylor. Those were on my trivia. Okay, okay, so here's what the Trivia game is. I'm going to read off a mom's name, the character's name and you have to tell me what TV show it's from. Okay, so I got those two right. So, as as a trial run, Tammy Taylor, Friday Night Lights. Very good, you got the day. I've even got the Ding. Yeah, let's go with Lucile Bluth, arrested development. Very good. Okay, all right, let me pull up the rest of my list. Here. Cancel. I have one for you ready. It's what was the name of the mom on the Adams family more tissue? Yes, Adam Sting. Thank you, thank you. Okay, here we go. Claire Dunfie, Oh yeah, modern family, it is modern family. Very good. Okay, you're gonna like this one. Moira Rose, Oh my, Oh yeah, Shit's creek.

Very good. All right, I think this one's a little bit harder. I like to show a lot. I don't know that you've watched it. A Lot. Rainbow Johnson or Bow Blackish? Blackish, I only it has the rainbow. I have. I like to show a lot, but I haven't seen that many episodes. Sofia Petrillo, no idea. Oh wait, no, Sophia, no, I don't know. Golden Girls, super the little grandma, she's there. Yes, she's the mother of, I think, Dorothy. All right, this is funny because I also prepared some trivia, but very different from the trivia guys. We're like, let's do some mother's Day tribute. Here's the example. Hold that. What? Hold that? Let me go through mine. Then we'll go. Oh, I'm not done. I'm like fourteen of things. Yeah, all right, this is a good one. Carol and Tyler, also known as Carol Martin, Nowe don't know, also known as Carroll. Leave it to beaver is my guests, also known as Carol Brady. Oh, Brady Bunch, very good. I gave that one too. Yeah, June, clever, beaver, cleaver something, believe ever, very good, very good. All Right, Mary, Mary and Cunningham. I dream of Jeanie Adam, happy days, happy days. I don't know any of these old joke. Here we go. Peggy Bundy, the guy that killed all the people, Bundy, that Bundy's mom. No, the TV show about him, PEG Bundy. Oh yeah, having one, married with children, married with children. Very good. Edith Bunker, archie bunker, I don't know the name of that show. All all in the family, all in the family. Very good. I'll give you a ring there. Vivian banks. It's not the mom on Mary poppins. It is not Mr Banks. There is a Mr B done know. Vivian Bill Banks is the husband? I don't know. He's a judge. Oh, fresh prince of Bel Air, fresh prince of Bel Air. All right, Estelle Castanza. Oh, sime veled, very good. Let's get into the ring here. Let's see, and the last one would...

...have been Lucille Bluth, but there's one more, Margaret Simpson. Simpson's very good. All right, let's hear your Trivia and I'll control the belt. I just have a couple, but there's so different from yours. I am one of mine was what percentage of all flowers and plants are sold for Mother's Day? Oh Wow, percentage of all flowers and plants. Yeah, like living flowers, like home depot. You go by plants from the store, like all flowers and plants and give that much information. This was the trip question and I have the answer that was provided by Google. Okay, percent of all plants sold for Mother's Day, Forty to twenty five. I was wrong. A quarter still, I'd Im kind of, but I guess that makes sense. And how many of those are dead flowers that you cut off? Probably most of them, is my guess. Yeah, we were at Costco and they were like flying off the shelves. I saw people grabbing those ten bouquets. Yeah, your mom. So how many phone calls are made in the US on Mother's Day? Phone calls in the United States, so if there are roughly three hundred and fifty million ish, yeah, but yeah, states. I'm gonna say percentage of those that are mothers have kids that still want to talk to them. I'M gonna go with a hundred and forty. A hundred forty million very close. A hundred twenty two million, and you can get a ding for that. Definitely doing for that one. Nice. That was really close. It's one of the busiest phone call days of the year. That doesn't surprise me. Yeah, you want to talk to your mom on Mother's Day? Yeah, sure, and I think your mom yet, I have not. We need to and Ysbin she is. Yeah, I think phone calls are interesting too, because a lot of people communicate via text with their pair. I see. Yeah, I'm mostly I'm A. I communicate a text via via text with everyone. Right, it's just so much faster. Don't have a lot of time for a phone call and I don't want to call someone and then a few minutes later, so I...

...have to say I have to go. I've got a ton of things to do. So you know what I like to do? Instead of people giving cards, instead of me giving people cards, I like to call someone up and I like to leave a minute and a half, two minute long voice mail, and that's that's my way of showing them that I can. Yeah, I show love by leaving long, drawn out voice mail messages, and that's something that you can keep forever, don't you delivered atly. That's the so valuable. Yeah, you can have all those memories forever. Yep, okay, next question. The average age of new moms in the US today. Oh, average age of new moms in the US today. I'M gonna go with thirty two, twenty five. Twenty five. That's younger than I would expect. So what about is? How is he? You have and D you? Okay, that's that was my next question. Change over time in one thousand nine hundred and seventy. I'm going to say twenty two. Close, twenty one. Twenty one. That's close enough to get a ding for sure. Get Twenty one in the six months. Okay, okay, average number of kids for modern MOMS in the US. I'M gonna go with two point two. Yeah, it's just says too but it could have been two point two exactly, and they rages rounded down. You got that right on maybe interesting. Yekay, that was all my trivia. That's funny. You said prepare some trivia. You went with TV moms and I went with yes, very good. Yeah, it's kind. Thanks for joining us. Happy Mother's Day everyone. Happy Mother's Day M is for the many ways. See you next time.

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