What's your idea of a perfect mother?
Someone who smiles a lot, never gets angry or tired?
Someone who can juggle work and household chores all at once, and still have the energy to read their kids a bedtime story at the end of the day?
Most mothers will tell you being able to do all of that sounds more fictional than the love triangle between a sparkling vampire, a high school teen, and her shape-shifting werewolf friend.
But it still makes them wonder — "Am I doing OK as a mother?"
To explore the gaps between the ideals and reality of motherhood, and to infuse some positivity into moms hustling for their kids, Van Houten Cocoa did a little experiment that's sure to make even the coldest hearts melt.
They asked Japanese working moms to share their idea of what being a perfect mother means to them, and if they think they meet the criteria.
Most of their answers were harsh and self-deprecating.
But then they got to see another video — one with their children being interviewed on the same topic.