last night i watched the "smash hit french comedy" Hey Good Looking or comme t'yes belle.
it was a pleasant enough diversion, i didn't think it was funny, in fact i didn't laugh once and i didn't think it was good enough to be a smash hit either but thinking about it i could be wrong on that....lots of people need a bit of pleasant diversion and they will happily pay for the privilege.
anyhow, towards the end of the movie one of the characters tells a doctor that she doesn't feel she is a good mother, his response "what is a good mother?" inspires her to talk about apple pies and some other thing i can't remember.
so, what makes a good mother?
self sacrifice? discipline? the ability to perfectly iron a shirt? a good cook? patience? wisdom? a sense of humour? strength? organisation? perseverence?
the doctor suggested to my celluloid mother that there is one requirement of a good mother: a happy woman