I watch TV differently now that I’m a mom. I
can’t watch shows where kids get hurt or abducted. Or basically anything
that happens on Law and Order.
And families! I watch TV families and shows starring kids with my "mommy goggles" on, sizing everyone up for how well I think they'd fit into my life. Some are so incredibly cute
that, well, I’ll say it: I wouldn’t mind adopting them.
Here are five I'd totally let call me "mom":
Luke from Modern Family
He’s pretty much the cutest, right? (That's him at the top of this page.) As he
gets older, he’s only getting cuter. And he loves his daddy. They do
magic together, they tell jokes, they build robots. What more could you
want from your fictional son?
Adam from The Goldbergs
Even cuter is Adam from The Goldbergs. His mom, Beverly, calls him delicious. I can’t help but agree. And he loves his momma – a lot. Even better than a fictional son who loves his daddy!
Sisters in real life, these girls are a real
team. They catapulted to fame with a YouTube video in 2012, perform as “The
Stellas” and have already played the Grand Ole Opry. These girls have
ambition to spare. Your house would always be filled with the most beautiful
Photograph by ABC
Andre, ahem, I mean Andy from Black*ish
Okay, yes, I know he’s breaking his father’s
heart by changing his name from Andre to Andy. I know I’ve only seen a few
episodes. But how can you not fall in love with this kid? He’s struggling
to fit in, he’s struggling to find himself. I really just want to give him
a big hug.
Yes, I do understand that Dr. Mindy Lahiri is a
fully functioning adult (a DOCTOR, no less), but don’t you think she could do with
some parenting? I’m just the one to give her the tough love she
needs. Plus? My adopted daughter I could share clothes.
Photograph by FOX
Honorable mention: Leslie and Ben’s triplets from
Parks and Rec
We only met them for about three seconds in the
season finale, but come on, anything Leslie and Ben produce is basically the
greatest thing since sliced bread (hello, unity concert!). I’m pretty sure we
all know how amazing these triplets are going to turn out.