Don’t confuse a lamemom with a bad mom, though I know some think the terms are interchangeable. A bad mom is uninterested or unkind or neglectful, among other things. A lamemom is actually a good mom (or dad!), though being a mom might not be the thing she does best. Yes, I agree it’s one of the most important things she does, but it’s still not what she does best.
A lamemom will never have a napkin in her pocket when she needs one to wipe a gross nose, and you will never expect her to pull out a box of crayons and paper from her purse to entertain the kids at the diner before lunch comes. She has occasional moments of being on the A-team, and those moments of brilliance give her hope. She might not think to check out all of the children’s activities her town offers. She may incorporate her kids more into her life than vice versa. But she loves them a lot, spends as much time with them as she can, learns as much as she can from watching and listening and believes they will all end up just fine.